The debate over whether Graham Swift's Waterland and Toni Morrison's Beloved belong in classrooms at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park appears to have concluded after a committee recommended this month that the district keep Waterland.
A separate committee earlier decided to keep Beloved.
In the wake of the widespread discussion in the community about both books, the Plymouth District Library and Canton Public Library planned discussions for both books. Tonight, the Plymouth District Library will have a discussion with area college professors about teaching both books, while Canton Public Library will have a special book discussion on Beloved. Both discussions begin at 7 p.m. Canton Public Library also will have a discussion for Waterland on March 27.
Patch has chronicled the book debate from the December 2011 challenge of Waterland through this month's committee recommendation and next month's discussion on the novel.
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