Banned Book Week

September 30-October 6, 2012

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What My Mother Doesn't Know


Banned or challenged for nudity, offensive language, and being sexually explicit.


Challenged for sexism, sexually explict scenes and being unsuited for age group.


Available only to 7th and 8th graders at the Spring Hill (WI) School library after a parent wanted the book, which deals with masturbation, groping, and sexual fantasy, among other themes, to be removed from the library and the accelerated reading program.


Challenged for sexual content and being unsuited to age group.


Challenged at the Bonnette Junior High School in Deer Park (TX) for foul language and references to masturbation.


Removed from the library shelves of the Rosedale Union School District in Bakersfield (CA) because of discomfort with Sones' poem Ice Capades - a teenage girl's description of how her breasts react to cold.

Held at Cabell County Public Library

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