It appears the public shaming over the Randolph County school board's ban of Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" is having an impact - they've called a meeting to reconsider. Via PBS:
But the board's ban upset local residents and gained national attention -- even some international attention. The Courier-Tribune reported that the story appeared on Russian TV.
It is unclear whether the outcry caused the board to schedule a special session as no reason was given for the reconsideration, but the board will meet again Wednesday, Sept. 25 to discuss the ban.
More at the local Asheboro paper.