Banned Book Week

September 22-September 28, 2013

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The Dirty Cowboy


Removed from the Annville (PA) elementary school library shelves because of its illustrations, involving a cartoon cowboy taking his annual bath. The supposidly true story is of a young cowboy who needs his annual bath and instructs his dog to watch his clothes while he bathes. When the cowboy emerges from his bath in the river, the dog does not recognize his familiar smell and refuses to give back his clothes. In the illustrations, the cowboy's private parts are always covered.

Held at Cabell County Public Library

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