We talk about the origin of the library's ebooks and an important book everyone should read.
1984 - California - Challenged and retained in Oakland High School honors class for "sexual and social explicitness" and its "troubling ideas about race relations, man's relationship to God, African history, and human sexuality"
1985 - California - Rejected for purchase from Hayward school trustees due to language and sexual content
1986 - Virginia - Removed from Newport News school library for language and sexual content and placed in special section available only to those over eighteen or with parental permission
Michigan - Challenged at the Saginaw public libraries for sexual content
Tennessee - Challenged as a summer youth program reading assignment in Chattanooga for language and "explicitness"
1990 - Wyoming - Challenged in Ten Sleep schools for optional reading
1992 - North Carolina - Challenged at New Bern High School as a reading assignment because of rape
Connecticut - Challenged at Pomperaug High School in Southbury for sexual content
Florida - Challenged at St. Johns County Schools in St. Augustine
Oregon - Challenged and retained in the Junction City high school due to language, sexual content, and "negative image of black men."
North Carolina - Challenged and retained at Northwest High School in High Point for sexual content and violence
Texas - Challenged and retained at Round Rock Independent High School for violence
1997 - West Virginia - Removed from Jackson County School libraries
Ohio - Challenged and retained at Shawnee School in Lima after parents called it vulgar and "X-rated"
Virginia - Removed from Ferguson High School library in Newport News, yet may be requested and borrowed with parental approval
2002 - Virginia - Challenged at Fairfax County elementary and secondary libraries along with seventeen other books by a group called Parents Against Bad Books in Schools for language, drug abuse, sexual content, and torture
2008 - North Carolina - Challenged in Burke County schools in Morgantown for homosexuality, rape, and incest
2013 - North Carolina - Challenged but retained at Brunswick County Advanced Placement English eleventh grade assignment for language, sexual content, or has literary value as age appropriate
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. 2014
"Dances and Dames"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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