Officials in a Michigan school district are considering banning the books, "Beloved" by Toni Morrison and "Waterland" by Graham Swift, after parents objected to some of the content. The books are part of the district's AP English course. "I know how valuable the class is," said Loren Khogali, a former student of the class who is now a spokeswoman for the ACLU of Michigan, which opposes the ban. "It's really about not choking the academic freedom of teachers to present the curriculum they've been trained and hired to teach, and not choking the free-speech rights of students."

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