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Banned Book Week

September 26-October 3, 2009

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2009

Retained in the Manchester (CN) School District with the requirement that teachers attend seminars on how to deal with issues of race before teaching the book in their classrooms.

2008

Challenged, but retained in the Lakeville (MN) High School and the St. Louis Park High School in Minneapolis (MN) as required reading for sophomores. Challenged at Richland High School in North Richland Hills (TX) because of racial epithets. Challenged at the Manchester (CN) High School "because the 'N' word is used in the book 212 time."

2007

Pulled from classes in Taylor (MI) schools because of complaints about its liberal use of common racial slurs.

Challenged as required reading at Cactus High in Peoria (AZ). The student and mother have threatened to file a civil-rights complaints because of alleged racial treatment, the segregation of the student, and the use of a racial slur in the classroom.

Challenged in the Lakeville (MN) as required reading for sophomores.

2005

Challenged in the Normal (IL) Community High School sophomore literature class as being degrading to African Americans. Pulled from the reading lists of the three Renton (WA) high schools after an African American student said the book degraded her and her culture. The Novel was eventually retained for classroom usage.

2004

Challenged in the Normal (IL) Community High School sophomore literature class as being degrading to African Americans. Pulled from the reading lists of the three Renton (WA) high schools after an African American student said the book degraded her and her culture.

2003

Challenged in Portland (OR) schools by an African-American student who said he was offended by an ethnic slur used in the 1885 novel.

2001

Challenged, but retained, in Enid (OK) schools. Challenged in Kankakee (IL) school district because of offensive language.



Held at Marshall (Drinko Library - PS1305.A1 1940).



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