- Classics dumped because they had 'inappropriate ethnic stereotypes'
- There were references to golliwogs and a dog with the N-word for a name
8 Dec 2013
Ban the books, and this is in England
Primary school removes Enid Blyton's Famous Five children's classics so it could win a race equality award
By CRAIG MACKENZIE:Edited by:S.W.T.Read
The clear-out was needed to get a Race Equality mark from the council ahead of the opening of a new school library, it was reported.
Axed: Two of the Enid Blyton children's books which have been banned from a school in Lancashire so it could win a race equality award
Sean Crosier, headmaster of the 196-pupil Huncoat Primary School near Accrington, Lancashire, told the Sun: 'We checked all our books. Some contained references that reflected outdated attitudes.'
Two of the offending stories were Blyton's Five Go To Mystery Moor and The Children of Kidillin. The much-loved author wrote more than 600 books before her death in 1968.
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