A man in wings jumps off the hospital where an important baby soon known as Milkman is being born.
#72 on ALA's Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
1993 - Ohio - Challenged but retained in Columbus schools for "language degrading to blacks and is sexually explicit"
1994 - Georgia - Richmond County School District removed the book from reading lists and library shelves after a parent complained passages were "filthy and inappropriate"
1995 - Florida - St Johns County Schools in St Augustine challenged the book
1998 - Maryland - Complaints to St Mary's County schools referred to the novel as "filth," "trash," and "repulsive" and lead to challenges. A faculty committee recommended the book be retained, but the superintendent removed the book from the approved text list.
2009 - Michigan - The superintendent of Shelby school suspended the book from the curriculum. The book was reinstated but parents are informed in writing and at a meeting of the books content. Students who don't wish to read it can read an alternative.
2010 - Indiana - Parents of Franklin Central High School's Advanced Placement English class in Indianapolis were concerned about language and sexual content, but the book was retained.
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
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.
Morrison, Toni. Song of Solomon. Alfred A. Knopf. New York, 1977.
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