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September 22-September 28, 2013

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Looking for Alaska

2013

Banned as required reading for Sumner County (TN) schools because of "inappropriate language."

2012

Challenged as required reading for Knox County (TN) High Schools' Honors and as Advanced Placement outside readings for English II because of "inappropriate language." School Superintendent Dr. James P. McIntyre, Jr. said that a parent identified this as an issue and the book was removed from the required reading list. He didn't say whether the book was still in the schools.

2009

Challenged, but retained for the 11th grade Regents English classes in Depew (NY) despite concerns about graphic language and sexual content. The school sent parents a letter requesting permission to use the novel and only 3 students were denied permission.

2008

Challenged, but retained for the 11th grade Regents English classes in Depew (NY) despite concerns about graphic language and sexual content. The school sent parents a letter requesting permission to use the novel and only 3 students were denied permission.


Held at Marshall (Graduate College - PZ7.G8233 Lo 2005)




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