A banned book unstuck in time and how the library kept its forest despite mutant dogs. #godwearspants or #godalmightypees
1972 - Michigan - Rochester banned for containing and making reference to "religious matters"
1973 - North Dakota - Challenged at many communities, but burned in Drake
1975 - New York - Banned in Levittown
1979 - Ohio - Banned in North Jackson
1982 - Florida - Banned in Lakeland for "explicit sexual scenes, violence, and obscene language."
1984 - Wisconsin - Barred for purchase in Rancine by an administrative assistant for instructional services
1985 - Kentucky - Challenged in Owensboro for language a secont with an image depicting beastiality, a reference to Magic Fingers on a bed, and the line "The gun made a ripping sound like the opening of the fly of God Almighty."
1986 - Wisconsin - Restricted in Racine to parental permission at the flour Racine Unified District high schools for "language, depictions of torture, ethnic slurs, and negative portrayals of women."
Georgia - challenged in Fitzgerald for profanity and sexual reference
Kentucky - challenged in LaRue County for language and "deviant sexual behavior"
1988 - Louisiana - challenged in a Baton Rouge high school library as "vulgar and offensive"
1989 - Michigan - challenged in Monroe high schools for language and portrayal of women
1996 - Texas - challenged in Round Rock high school for being too violent
1998 - Virginia - banned in Prince William County high schools for profanity and sex
2000 - Rhode Island - Removed from Coventry high school reading list after a parent complained of language, violence and sex
2006 - Illinois - A school board member in Arlington Heights, elected on a platform to bring Christian values to board decision making, raised a controversy about several books based on excerpts of the books she found on the Internet
2007 - Michigan - Challenged in Livingston County at Howell High School for strong sexual content by the organization Livingston Organization for Values in Education (LOVE). LOVE asked law enforcement to review the book for distributing sexually explicit conduct to minors. The county prosecutor said the book was not criminally liable, containing content of an artistic, literary, or political nature.
2010 - Missouri - Removed and later returned from Republic high schools, available only to parents. Teachers cannot acquire or read aloud from it. A resident said it taught principles contrary to the Bible.
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.
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