From Mercury News:
"I'm challenging them on their biases," said Hu, who twice before submitted Allison's semiautobiographical novel and National Book Award nominee for district approval. Even with the endorsement of a district textbook committee, the board voted it down, as it did in 2009 and 2010.
Last year, the board rejected her nomination of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America," a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about AIDS in the 1980s.
She wanted to use the books in a 12th-grade AP English class: one of the trustees who voted the books down suggested using The Color Purple instead, because it's "more uplifting".