There has been recent controversy surrounding this classic novel by Harper Lee. No doubt most people have read this novel in school. I remember vaguely reading this book in 8th grade. However, I wanted to comment on the recent controversy surrounding the novel. School districts in Mississippi have banned the book because of its oh-so-real setting and themes that were common in the South like the way blacks were treated. I strongly disagree with banning books and especially this book because it’s a strong reflectiom what the South used to be and sometimes still is. In a way it’s like banning the book is an attempt to erase history and it’s not right.