The first part of a book about a little girl who can talk to shiny camping equipment goes on a quest to fight an evil lady with a golden monkey from cutting out people's souls.
#8 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
Halton, Ontario, Canada - trilogy was challenged at a Catholic school district that the books were "written by an atheist where the characters and text are anti-God, anti-Catholic, and anti-religion," pulled from public display be available for students who ask
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - publicly funded Catholic school district removed then returned the books to shelves for anti-religious content
Alamosa, Colorado - pulled then returned to shelves at Ortega Middle School for anti-religious content
Winchester, Kentucky - Challenged because of childhood alcohol and drug (wine and poppy) consumption and anti-religious
Lubbock, Texas - Challenged at Shallowater Middle School for being anti-religious
Oshkosh, Wisconsin - pulled from St John Neumann Middle School and Lourdes High School for "anti-Christian messages."
2008 - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - retained but added a sticker that said "representations of the church in this novel are purely fictional," and don't reflect real Roman Catholic Church or Gospel of Jesus Christ
OIF claims 513 cases where books were targeted for censorship, of which 74 were successfully banned or restricted.
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. 2014.
All his materials: In a rare interview, Philip Pullman tells us his own origin story, and why the great questions are still religious ones
"Dances and Dames"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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