BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - There's been a lot of talk about a popular book causing controversy in Brunswick County schools.
After recent discussions regarding Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Brunswick County Board of Education members held a meeting on Tuesday to review policies related to material selection and parental inspection and objection to instructional materials.
Recently, tempers flared at a board of education meeting where the topic was brought up by the public. Critics say the book uses too much sexually explicit language. Proponents claim the book offers literary merit necessary for students to grow.
Based on the review held on Tuesday, board members decided not to amend any existing policies.