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September 30-October 6, 2012

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It's Perfectly Normal

2012

Challenged, but retained at the Lee County (FL) libraries despite the book's explicit illustrations.2009

Retained in the Lewiston (ME) Public Library after a patron refused to return a book due to her objections to its content. Other patrons donated four copies of the book which remains in circulation at the library.

2008

A Lewiston (ME) patron refused to return the book to the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries because she was "sufficiently horrified by the illustrations and sexually graphic, amoral, abnormal contents." A police investigation found the library did not violate the town ordinance against obscenity and the patron will stand trial for theft.

2006

Restricted, but latter, based upon a review committee's recommendations, returned to general circulation shelves with some limits on student access in the Holt Middle School library in Fayetteville (AR) despite a parent's complaint that it was sexually explicit.

2005

Challenged, but retained at the Holt Middle School library in Fayetteville (AR) despite a parent's complaint that it was sexually explicit.

2004

Moved from the young adult to the adult section of the Fort Bend County Libraries in Richmond (TX). Also moved to the restricted section of the Fort Bend School Districts media centers after a resident complained via email about the book's content.

2003

Challenged, but retained, in Montgomery County (TX) library system after the Republican Leadership Council characterized the book as "vulgar" and trying to "minimize or even negate that homosexuality is a problem".

2002

Restricted in elementary and middle school due to objections of "value statements".

2001

Challenged in Holland (MA) and Marion County (FL) public libraries due to sexually explicit content.


Held at Cabell County Public Library




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