Author: Barbara Smucker Publication date: 1977 Genre:Classic
About the Work
Historical novel for young readers.
Challenges in Canada
In 2002, Afro-Canadians lobbied the Tri-County District School Board in Nova Scotia to remove Underground to Canada, John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from classrooms. The complainants objected to the depictions of black people and the use of the N-word in these anti-racist novels. The school board rejected their request.