Banned Book Week

September 25-October 2, 2010

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The Color Purple


Challenged and or banned for offensive language, being sexually explicit and unsuited to age group.


Challenged in Burke County schools in Morgantown (NC) by parents concerned about the homosexuality, rape, and incest portrayed in the book.


Banned for sexually explicit and offensive language and homosexuality.


Challenged in Fairfax (VA) school libraries by a group called Parents Against Bad Books in Schools for "profanity and descriptions of drug abuse, sexually explicit conduct and torture".

Held at Marshall (Drinko - PS3573.A425.C6 1982)

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