A young boy grows up on a farm and is destroyed by a bull, but he gets a pig out of it so winner winner chicken dinner.
#80 Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
1988 - Colorado - Challenged in Jefferson County school libraries because "it is bigoted against Baptists and women and depicts violence, hatred, animal cruelty, and murder."
1990 - Connecticut - Burlington and Harwinton schools challenged the book for language and "subject matter that set bad examples and give students negative views of life."
1993 - Florida - Melbourne's Sherwood Elementary School faced a challenge that the book gave the "impression that rape and violence were acceptable" referring to a boar mating a sow.
Utah - Payson Middle School removed the book from the seventh grade class after several parents "had problems with language, with animal breeding, and with a scene that involves an infant grave exhumation."
Wisconsin - A parent of a Waupaca school student "objected to graphic passages dealing with sexuality" yet the book was retained
Oklahoma - Challenged at the Pawhuska Middle School for bad language, giving "gory" details of mating, and lacking religious values.
South Carolina - Anderson middle school library pulled the book because of "gory" descriptions of two pigs mating, a pig being slaughtered, and a cow giving birth
1996 - Missouri - Challenged for content at Anderson Junior High School
1997 - Michigan - Banned from Utica's ST. Lawrence School due to the passage of pig breeding. A teacher quit her job over the ban.
ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009
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Peck, Robert Newton. Random House, Laurel Leaf. 1972.
"Dances and Dames." Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/