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These titles are books on the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top Novels of the 20th Century that have been banned or challenged. If you have information about bans or challenges, please contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom. If you would like to support Best whores in Banning office's work in providing confidential support to libraries and schools that face censorship attempts, please consider making a donation.
The Great Gatsbyby F. Ina teacher in Tulsa, OK was fired for asing the book to an eleventh grade English class. The teacher appealed and was reinstated by the school board, but the book was removed from use in the school. Ina delegation of parents of high school students in Columbus, OH, asked the school board to ban the novel for being "anti-white" and "obscene. Removed from the Selinsgrove, PA suggested reading list Based on parents' objections to the language and content of the book, the school board voted to ban the book.
The book was later reinstated in the curriculum when the board learned that the vote was illegal because they needed a two-thirds vote for removal of the text. Challenged as an asment in an American literature class in Pittsgrove, NJ After months of controversy, the board ruled that the novel could be read in the Advanced Placement class, but they gave parents the right to decide whether or not their children would read it.
Removed from the required reading list in Middleville, MI Removed from two Anniston, AL High school librariesbut later reinstated on a restrictive basis.
Removed from the school libraries in Morris, Manitoba along with two other books because they violate the committee's guidelines covering "excess vulgar language, sexual scenes, things concerning moral issues, excessive violence, and anything dealing with the occult. Banned from a required sophomore English reading list at the Napoleon, ND High School after parents and the local Knights of Columbus chapter complained about its profanity and sexual references.
Challenged at the Jamaica High School in Sidell, IL because the book contains profanities and depicts premarital sex, alcohol abuse, and prostitution. Challenged in the Waterloo, IA schools and Duval County, FL public school libraries because of profanity, lurid passages about sex, and statements defamatory to minorities, God, women, and the disabled.
Challenged at the Cumberland Valley High School in Carlisle, PA because of a parent's objections that it contains profanity and is immoral. Challenged as mandatory reading in the Goffstown, NH schools because of the vulgar words used and the sexual exploits experienced in the book. Challenged at the St. Johns County Schools in St.
Augustine, FL A parent objected to the use of the 'F' word. A student objected to the novel's profanity and sexual references. Removed because of profanity and sexual situations from the required reading curriculum of the Marysville, CA t Unified School District The school superintendent removed it to get it "out of the way so that we didn't have that polarization over a book.
The controversy began in early when a parent complained about sex, violence, and profanity in the book that was part of an Advanced Placement English class. Removed by a Dorchester District 2 school board member in Summerville, SC because it "is a filthy, filthy book. The novel was retained. Banned in Kansas City, MO Banned in Ireland On Feb. They faced possible sentences of between one month's and six months' imprisonment "for spreading propaganda unfavorable to the state" and the confiscation of their books. Eight booksellers were also on trial with the publishers on the same charge involving The Grapes of Wrath.
Challenged as required reading for Richford, VT High School English students due to the book's language and portrayal of a former minister who recounts how he took advantage of a young woman. Banned in Morris, Manitoba, Canada Removed from two Anniston, Ala. Challenged at the Cummings High School in Burlington, NC as an optional reading asment because the "book is full of filth. My son is being raised in a Christian home and this book takes the Lord's name in vain and has all kinds of profanity in it. Banned from the Lindale, TX advanced placement English reading list because the book "conflicted with the values of the community.
Returned to the freshman reading list at Muskogee, OK High School despite complaints over the years from black students and parents about racial slurs in the text. The resident Best whores in Banning the book would upset black children reading it. Removed from the St. Rejected for purchase by the Hayward, CA school's trustee because of "rough language" and "explicit sex scenes.
Challenged as a reading asment at the New Burn, NC High School because the main character is raped by her stepfather. Retained as an English course reading asment in the Junction City, OR high school after a challenge to Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel caused months of controversy. Although an alternative asment was available, the book was challenged due to "inappropriate language, graphic sexual scenes, and book's negative image Best whores in Banning black men.
The book was challenged because it is "sexually graphic and violent. Challenged, but retained as part of a supplemental reading list at the Shawnee School in Lima, OH Several parents described its content as vulgar and "X-rated.
Students may request and borrow the book with parental approval. Challenged, along with seventeen other titles in the Fairfax County, VA elementary and secondary librariesby a group called Parents Against Bad Books in Schools. The group contends the books "contain profanity and descriptions of drug abuse, sexually explicit conduct, and torture.
Ulyssesby James Joyce Burned in the U. Belovedby Toni Morrison Challenged at the St. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel has been required reading for the advanced placement English class for six years. Challenged in the Sarasota County, FL schools because of sexual material. Some parents say the book, along with five others, should require parental permission for students to read them. Pulled from the senior Advanced Placement AP English class at Eastern High School in Louisville, KY because two parents complained that the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about antebellum slavery depicted the inappropriate topics of bestiality, racism, and sex.
Challenged at the Owen, NC High School because the book is "demoralizing inasmuch as it implies that man is little more than an animal. Challenged in the Waterloo, IA schools because of profanity, lurid passages about sex, and statements defamatory to minorities, God, Best whores in Banning and the disabled. Challenged, but retained on the ninth-grade accelerated English reading list in Bloomfield, NY The South African Directorate of Publications announced on November 27,that Lolita has been taken off the banned list, eight years after a request for permission to market the novel in paperback had been refused.
Challenged as appropriate for high school reading lists in the Shelby County, TN school system because the novel contains "offensive language. Challenged in the Rivera, TX schools because it contains profanity. Challenged as curriculum material at the Ringgold High School in Carroll Township, PA because the novel contains terminology offensive to blacks. Removed and later returned to the Suwannee, FL High School library because the book is "indecent" Challenged at the Jacksboro, TN High School because the novel contains "blasphemous" language, excessive cursing, and sexual overtones.
Challenged as required reading in the Buckingham County, VA schools because of profanity. In a coalition of community members and clergy in Mobile, AL requested that local school officials form a special textbook screening committee to "weed out objectionable things. Challenged in the Waterloo, IA schools and the Duval County, FL public school libraries because of profanity, lurid passages about sex, and statements defamatory to minorities, God, women, and the disabled.
Challenged at the Modesto, CA High School as recommended reading because of "offensive and racist language. Challenged as an appropriate English curriculum asment at the Mingus, AZ Union High School because of "profane language, moral statement, treatment of the retarded, and the violent ending. The book was challenged in the Loganville, GA High School because of its "vulgar language throughout. Retained in the Bemidji, MN schools after challenges to the book's "objectionable" language.
A citizen group, the Black United, Inc. Cloud, MN A parent complained that the book's use of racist language led to racist behavior and racial harassment. Challenged, but retained, in the Bryant, AR school library because of a parent's complaint that the book "takes God's name in vain 15 times and uses Jesus's name lightly.
Challenged, Best whores in Banning retained in the sophomore curriculum at West Middlesex, PA High School despite objections to the novel's profanity.
Challenged in the Tomah, WI School District because the novel is violent and contains obscenities. Challenged as required reading at the high school in Grandville, MI because the book "is full of racism, profanity, and foul language. Challenged in the Normal, IL Community High Schools because the books contains "racial slurs, profanity, violence, and does not represent traditional values.
The book has been used in the high school for more than thirty years, and those who object to its content have the option of reading an alternative reading. Newton High School has required students to read the book since at least the early s. In neighboring Des Moines, it is on the recommended reading list for ninth-grade English, and it is used for some special education students in the eleventh and twelfth grades. District Court in Minarcini v. Strongsville City School District. Removed from classrooms in Miller, MObecause it makes promiscuous sex "look like fun.
Challenged as required reading at the Yukon, OK High School because of "the book's language and moral content. The book was retained, and teachers selected alternatives if students object to Huxley's novel. Removed from the Foley, AL High School Library pending review, because a parent complained that its characters showed contempt for religion, marriage, and family.
The parent complained to the school and to Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Parents objected to the adult themes—sexuality, drugs, suicide—that appeared in the novel. Huxley's book was part of the summer Science Academy curriculum. The board voted to give parents more control over their children's choices by requiring principals to automatically offer an alternative to a challenged book.
Animal Farmby George Orwell A Wisconsin survey revealed in that the John Birch Society had challenged the novel's use; it objected to the words "masses will revolt.
Its findings identified the novel on its list of "problem books"; the reason cited was that "Orwell was a communist. A survey of censorship challenges in the schools, conducted in DeKalb County for the period of torevealed that the novel had been objected to for its political theories. After 44 parents filed a suit against the district claiming that its instructional aids policy denies constitutional rights, the Bay County School Board reinstated the book, along with sixty-four others banned.Best whores in Banning
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