01/13/2012 05:30 pm ET

Plymouth-Canton Parents, Teachers State Cases In Book Challenge - Plymouth, MI Patch

Two Salem High School parents who challenged the assignment of Toni Morrison's award-winning novel "Beloved" in an AP English course and the teachers who assigned the book each defended their stances Wednesday during a review of the book.

"Beloved," along with Graham Swift's "Waterland," both have been challenged by the parents of an AP English Literature student. Superintendent Jeremy Hughes initially removed Waterland from the class curriculum upon the parents' complaint, but that book will be subject to its own review at a later date.