A story of order and a nightgown with little anchors then a book about an anonymous diary full of lies about drugs and a life not worth living.
#18 on Top Challenged books 2000-2009
1974 - Michigan - Removed from school libraries in Kalamazoo due to language and sexual content.
Michigan - Removed from school libraries in Saginaw due to language and sexual content
New York - Removed from school libraries in Levittown due to language and sexual content
New Jersey - Removed from school libraries in Trenton due to language and sexual content
Texas - Removed from school libraries in Eagle Pass due to language and sexual content
1979 - Utah - Challenged at the Ogden School District
1980 - New Jersey - Removed from school libraries in North Bergen due to language and sexual content
1982 - Florida - Challenged at Safety Harbor, St Petersburg Middle School Library where written parental permission was required to check out
Colorado - Challenged at the Pagosa Springs schools after a parent objected to language, subject matter, "immoral tone and lack of literary quality"
Minnesota -Challenged at the Osseo School District in Brooklyn Park after a school board found the book's language "personally offensive."
1984 - Mississippi - Challenged at the Rankin County School district for language and sexual content
Georgia - Challenged at the Central Gwinnett High School library for encouraging students to "steal and take drugs"
Georgia - Along with 40 other books, the Gainesville Public Library restricted this book to adults and is kept in a locked room
Michigan - Removed from the school library in Kalkaska for language
1988 - Maine - Challenged at King Middle School in Portland
New Jersey - Removed from Wall Township Intermediate School library by the Superintendent of Schools for language and "borders on pornography" after responding to an anonymous letter in 1987 and removing the book.
New York - Challenged as required reading for language at Johnstown High School
West Virginia - Removed from Buckhannon-Upshur High school English class for language
1994 - Massachusetts - Banned in Dudley at Shepherd Hill High School ninth grade reading list for language, drug use, and sexual content
Alaska - Challenged in Wasilla at Houston Junior and Senior High School
Ohio - Banned from Plain City's Jonathan Alder School District
Virginia - Removed from Warm Springs sophomore English class for language and "indecent situations"
1998 - Rhode Island - Principal in Tiverton middle school confiscated the book from a class while reading. The book was later returned by the school board.
1999 - Texas - Removed from Aledo Middle School library and restricted at the high school library to parental permission after a parent complained about drug use, language and sexual content
2000 - Pennsylvania - REtained as optional reading for eighth graders at Girard's Rice Avenue Middle School after a grandmother found the book offensive for "filth and smut"
2008 - South Carolina - Challenged at Berkeley County's Hanahan Middle School for language, sexual content, drug use, and blasphemy
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom To Read. 2014.
"Dances and Dames"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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