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Banned Book Week

September 21-September 27, 2014

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Fallen Angels

2014

Challenged on the Danbury Middle School reading list in Toledo (OH) because of inappropriate language. The book depicts the reality of the Vietnam War with sometimes gruesome descriptions of combat and frequent foul language from soldiers

2013

Challenged on the Danbury Middle School reading list in Toledo (OH) because of inappropriate language. The book depicts the reality of the Vietnam War with sometimes gruesome descriptions of combat and frequent foul language from soldiers

2009

Challenged on the accelerated reading list at Chinquapin Elementary School in Duplin County (NC) because the book is littered with hundreds of expletives, including racial epithets, and slang terms for homosexuals.

2008

Challenged on the accelerated reading list at Chinquapin Elementary School in Duplin County (NC) because the book is littered with hundreds of expletives, including racial epithets, and slang terms for homosexuals. Challenged in the Coeur d'Alene (ID) School District. Some parents say the book, along with five others, should require parental permission for students to read.

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.

2006

Removed from the Blue Valley School District's high school curriculum in Overland Park (KS).

2005

Challenged for racism, offensive language and violence.

2004

Banned at the Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis (IN) because of concerns about the book's profanity. The book was assigned in English classes for sophomores.

2003

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". Banned from George County (MS) schools for profanity.

2002

Banned for offensive language, racism, violence, and being unsuited to age group

2001

Challenged, but retained in Arlington (TX) junior High school libraries despite a parent's complaint that the book's content was too strong for younger students.


Held at Cabell County Public Library



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