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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbec

Committee votes to keep "Of Mice and Men" in Brainerd school curriculum

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A classic novel will stay in Brainerd High School curriculum, a committee voted Thursday.

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” was brought under the microscope recently after parent Doug Kern told the Brainerd School Board he thought some of the language and terms used were vulgar and inappropriate.

Following protocol, when there is any dispute over literature, the district’s Resource Selection Committee met Thursday to both conduct a public hearing and to discuss the book.

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