Banned Book Week

September 30-October 6, 2012

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Twenty Boy Summer


Removed from Republic (MO) High School, but later returned and stored in a secure section of the library only accessible to parents. Teachers cannot require the book nor read it aloud in school. A Republic resident filed a complaint about the appropriateness of the book because it sensationalizes "sexual promiscuity, questionable language, drunkeness, lying to parents, and a lack of remorse by the characters."


Challenged in the Republic (MO) schools because it is "soft-pornography" and "glorifies drinking, cursing, and premarital sex."

Held at Cabell County Public Library

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