Banned Books

NASREEN'S SECRET SCHOOL: A TRUE STORY FROM AFGHANISTAN

2016

Challenged in the Duval County (FL) public schools because a coalition of parents believes the book is inappropriate for promoting another religion that is not Christianity and is too violent for young children. Critics claim the book promotes "the Koran and praying to Muhammad." Challenged at the Eau Claire (WI) schools because the book contains an Islamic prayer. The book is about the Taliban taking control of an Afghan village and preventing girls from going to school. After Nasreen's father is kidnaped and presumed killed, her grandmother smuggles her each day to an underground school where she can learn to read and write.

2014

Challenged in Johnson City (NY) schools as suggested reading because of violent illustrations and storyline. The book is about the Taliban taking control of an Afghan village and preventing girls from going to school. After Nasteen's father is kidnaped and presumed killed, her grandmother smuggles her each day to an underground school where she can learn to read and write.


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