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Banned Book Week

September 27-October 4, 2008

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The Giver

2008

Appalled by the descriptions of adolescent pill-popping, suicide, and lethal injections given to babies and the elderly, two parents demanded that the Mt. Diablo School District headquartered in Concord (CA) eliminate the controversial but award-winning book from the school reading lists and libraries.

2007

Challenged, but retained at the Seaman (KS) Unified School District 345 Elementary School library.

2006

Challenged, but retained at the Seaman (KS) Unified School District 345 Elementary School library.

2005

Challenged as a suggested reading for 8th grade students in Blue Springs (MO). Parents called the book "lewd" and "twisted" and pleaded for it to be tossed out of the district. Two committees have reviewed the book.

2001

Banned for being sexually explicit, occult themes, and violence.


Held by Marshall University (Drinko Library, Juvenile Collection - JF L921gi).




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