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Posted: March 18, 2013 at 4:27 a.m.

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the chief of Chicago Public Schools, has asked principals to disregard an order to pull the graphic novel Persepolis out of schools, but she said the book, which includes a page depicting a man being whipped, burned and urinated on, should no longer be included in the district’s curriculum for seventh-graders.

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