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Banned Book Week

September 27-October 4, 2008

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

2008

Removed from Johnston County (NC) school libraries after a parent challenged its sexual content and profane language.

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.

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".


Held at Cabell County Public Library




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