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Banned Book Week

September 24-October 1, 2011

Book Cover

Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems

2011

Retained in the combined middle and high school library in the North Fond du Lac (WI) School District provided it has a label designating it as appropriate for high school students. Younger students could also access the book with prior patental permission. A parent asked the school district to reconsider the book due to mature language.

2010

The principal at the Landis Intermediate School in Vinyard (NJ) removed two pages that included the poem "Diary of an Abusive Stepfather" after a thirteen-year-old Landis student's mother questioned it appropriateness.. The thirty-one-line poen is peppered with profanity and details a violent relationship between an adult and child. Retained in the combined middle and high school library in the North Fond du Lac (WI) School District provided it has a label designating it as appropriate for high school students. Younger students could also access the book with prior patental permission. A parent asked the school district to reconsider the book due to mature language.





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