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September 27-October 4, 2008

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The Things They Carried


Retained on the Northwest Suburban HS District 214 reading list in Arlington Heights (IL) along with eight other challenged titles. A newly elected school board member raised the controversy based on excerpts from the books she'd found on the Internet.


Banned from the George County(MS) schools because of profanity.


Challenged, but retained, in Pennridge (PA) because of the book's strong language.

Held at Marshall (Drinko Library, PS3565.B74748 1998).

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