Banned Books

THE AWAKENING

2011

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.

2007

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.


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Site last modified September 7, 2011.  For more information contact Ron Titus.

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