South Carolina school district to return Bernard Malamud's 'The Fixer' to shelves after yearlong removal


August 11, 2023

(JTA) – A school district in South Carolina will return Bernard Malamud’s “The Fixer,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about antisemitism, to shelves nearly a year after it was removed following a parental complaint.

The decision made Wednesday by a review committee for the Beaufort County School District concludes another episode in which a Jewish book has gotten caught up in a national book-ban push by conservative parents.

The district pulled “The Fixer” and other books from school libraries last fall, citing safety concerns for school employees. Malamud’s novel had been on...

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