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September 22-September 28, 2013

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The Handmaid's Tale

2013

Challenged as required reading for a Page High School International Baccalaureate class and as optional reading for Advanced Placement reading courses at Grimsley High School in Guilford County (NC) because the book is "sexually explicit, violently graphic and morally corrupt."

2007

The Judson (TX) school board overturned the superintendent's ban of the novel from an advanced placement English curriculum. The review committee of students, teachers and parents had appealed the ban to the school board.

2006

The Judson (TX) school board overturned the superintendent's ban of the novel from an advanced placement English curriculum.

2002

Challenged in Texas due to description's of sexual encounters.

2001

Downgraded from "required" to "optional" for the 11th grade summer reading list in Upper Moreland (PA) school district for age inappropriate subject matter.


Held at Marshall Libraries (Drinko Library - PR9199.3.A8H3 1986).



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