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When the Nampa School Board ordered 22 books banned from its school libraries “forever” earlier this month out of concerns about “pornography,” three of them were options on the recommended reading list for AP English classes in the Nampa School District. They won’t be any more.

The three: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer, and “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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