Banned Book Week

September 24-October 1, 2011

Book Cover

The Awakening


Challenged at the Oconee County (GA) Library because the cover of the book - an novel about a woman whose desires run against the family structure of the 1890's - shows a painting of a woman's bare chest and upset the patron. The novel was first published in 1899.


Retained on the Northwest Suburban HS District 214 reading list in Arlington Heights (IL) along with eight other challenged titles. A newly elected school board member raised the controversy based on excerpts from the books she'd found on the Internet.

Held at Marshall University (Drinko PS1294.C63 A8 1964)

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