Our humanity is building the hope that we are better than we are.
1974 - Texas - Challenged at the Dallas Independent School District HIgh School libraries.
North Carolina - Challenged at the Owen High School for "demoralizing inasmuch as it implies that man is little more than an animal."
South Dakota - Challenged at the Sully Buttes High School.
1983 - Arizona - Challenged at the Marana High School as inappropriate.
1984 - Texas - Challenged at the Olney Independent School District for "excessive violence and bad language."
1988 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada 0 Board of Education ruled on June 23, 1988 that the novel is "racist and recommended that it be removed from all schools." Parents and members of the black community complained about a reference to "niggers" in the book and said it denigrates blacks.
1992 - Iowa - Challenged in the Waterloo schools for profanity, passages about sex, and defamatory statements about minorities, God, women, and the disabled.
2000 - New York - Challenged but retained in Bloomfield on the ninth grade English reading list.
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.