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September 21-September 27, 2014

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The House of the Spirits


Challenged in the Watauga County (NC) High School curriculum because of the book's graphic nature. After a five-month process, the book was fully retained at a third and final appeal hearing.


Challenged, but retained in the advanced English classes in Modesto (CA). The seven member Modesto City School Board said administrators should instead give parents more information about the books their children read, including annotations of each text.


Challenged, but retained, on the honor students' summer reading list in Fairfield-Suisun (CA) school district despite those parents who felt the book was immoral and sexually depraved.

Held at Marshall (Drinko Library - PQ8098.1.L54 C313 1985)

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