"Slaughterhouse Five" and another banned book are now back in the Republic High School library – but must stay in a restricted area.
Kurt Vonnegut would have enjoyed this.
In late July after a yearlong fight, the school board voted unanimously to ban Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five,” and Sarah Ockler’s “Twenty Boy Summer,” based on the complaints of Republic resident Wesley Scroggins, a professor of management at Missouri State University, and the father of several home-schooled children. School officials then said the decision was not a judgment call on the merit of the books, but a decision on whether the books were appropriate for high school students.
The move brought about weeks of heated debate in Republic, and, well, the school board changed its mind.