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September 25-October 2, 2010

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The Egypt Game

2010

Challenged as part of a reading list in a fourth-grade class at Southern Hills Elementary School in Wichita Falls (TX) because the book includes scenes depicting Egyptian worship rituals. The Newberry Award-winning book has been an optional part of the school district's curriculum for years. "I'm not going to stop until it's banned from the school district. I will not quiet down. I will not back down. I don't believe any student should be subjected to anything that has to do with evil gods or black magic," said the student's father.



Held by Marshall University (Drinko Library, Juvenile Collection, JF S675eg )



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