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Recently Banned and Challenged Books--2008

Jennie
The list author says: "A list of the books that have been banned or challenged during 2008"
Brave New World
Brave New World
"Removed from Appling County, GA high school classrooms--students need parental permission to check it out from the library. Unsuccessfully challenged Coeur d'Alene, ID school libraries. http://www.cdapress.com/articles/2008/12/16/news/news01.txt http://www.cdapress.com/articles/2008/11/10/editorials/edit01.txt"
The Kite Runner (Riverhead Essential Editions)
The Kite Runner (Riverhead Essential Editions)
"Challenged for inclusion in 10th grade classrooms in Morganton NC. Removed from use in 10th grade classrooms in Champaign IL http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2008/10/28/champaign_school_board_votes_against_use_of_kite_runner Challenged in Jurupa Unified School District, CA high school reading list. http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080915/NEWS01/80915009/-1/newsfront"
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Classics)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Classics)
"People are protesting inclusion on a supplemental reading list in Renton WA high schools. They haven't filed a formal complaint nor accepted repeated invitations to present their objections to the school board. Unsuccessfully challenged for use in schools in Manchester CT. Teachers must take training before using the book. http://www.wfsb.com/education/17550284/detail.html?taf=hart#-"
And Tango Makes Three
And Tango Makes Three
"Removed from elementary school libraries in Loudoun County, VA, Banned in 2 elementary schools in Bristol, UK. Unsuccessfully challenged in Calvert County, MD public libraries http://www.somdnews.com/stories/10152008/rectop193519_32398.shtml http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/22/AR2008102200196.html?referrer=emailarticle"
The Joy of Gay Sex, Revised & Expanded Third Edition
The Joy of Gay Sex, Revised & Expanded Third Edition
"Restricted in Nampa Public Libraries, Nampa ID. The books are in the director's office and can only be seen on request. They have since been returned to the shelves http://www.idahostatesman.com/westtv/story/497414.html Challenged in Helena, MT public libraries http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=9001417"
Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
"Removed from Appling County, GA high school classrooms--students need parental permission to check it out from the library. Challenged in Kansas City, KS high school required reading lists. http://www.kmbc.com/education/17530918/detail.html#-"
Uncle Bobby's Wedding
Uncle Bobby's Wedding
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Douglas County, CO public libraries: http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc2=news&sc3=&id=77533"
The Giver (Giver Quartet)
The Giver (Giver Quartet)
"Teachers much notify parents when using in classrooms, but unsuccessfully challenged for elementary school library inclusion, Nashua, NH. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080709/NEWS01/132037273/-1/news01"
King and King
King and King
"Banned in 2 primary schools in Bristol, UK, challenged in Lexington, MA"
The Fighting Ground 25th Anniversary Edition
The Fighting Ground 25th Anniversary Edition
"Banned in Panama City, FL school libraries until the end of the school year."
Bling Bling: Hip Hop's Crown Jewels
Bling Bling: Hip Hop's Crown Jewels
"Students need parental permission to check out of the middle school library in Menasha, WI"
Native Son
Native Son
"Removed from Appling County, GA high school classrooms--students need parental permission to check it out from the library."
A Girl's Life Online
A Girl's Life Online
"Unsuccessfully challenged for use in English classes in Baldwinsville, NY"
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 1)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 1)
"Unsuccessfully challenged at a middle school library in Menasha, WI"
The Land (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)
The Land (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)
"Removed from a New Tampa elementary school library in New Tampa, FL for racial language. It will be donated to the Middle School library"
Feed
Feed
"Challenged in middle school libraries in Vancouver, WA"
The Starplace
The Starplace
"Challenged at a New Tampa elementary school library in New Tampa, FL for racial language."
Alice on Her Way (Alice Books)
Alice on Her Way (Alice Books)
"Can only be checked out with parental consent at Icicle River Middle School, Leavenworth, WA"
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
"Teacher suspended after teaching this book in a high school English class, after securing parental permission in Indianapolis, IN http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/2238293/Teacher-suspended-for-reading-book-that-became-Hilary-Swank-film-to-pupils.html"
The Great Tree of Avalon: Child of the Dark Prophecy
The Great Tree of Avalon: Child of the Dark Prophecy
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Lackawanna Middle Schools, Lackawanna, NY"
The Supernaturalist  (Golden Duck Awards. Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades (Awards))
The Supernaturalist (Golden Duck Awards. Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades (Awards))
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Lackawanna Middle Schools, Lackawanna, NY"
Whispers from the Dead
Whispers from the Dead
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Lackawanna Middle Schools, Lackawanna, NY"
The Golem's Eye (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2)
The Golem's Eye (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2)
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Lackawanna Middle Schools, Lackawanna, NY"
Ptolemy's Gate (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3)
Ptolemy's Gate (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3)
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Lackawanna Middle Schools, Lackawanna, NY"
The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1)
The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1)
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Lackawanna Middle Schools, Lackawanna, NY"
Dirty Fan Male: A Life in Rude Letters
Dirty Fan Male: A Life in Rude Letters
"Challenged at the public library in Buxton, UK."
Sandpiper
Sandpiper
"Unsuccessfully challenged at the McDowell County school libraries, McDowell County, NC."
Prep: A Novel
Prep: A Novel
"Pulled off shelves of the Heritage Oak School in Yorba Linda, CA. The Accelerated-Reading program marked it as having an appropriate reading level for 12 year olds."
The Lovely Bones: Deluxe Edition
The Lovely Bones: Deluxe Edition
"Unsuccessfully challenged for library inclusion at John W. McDevitt Middle School in Waltham, MA. The book will be moved to the faculty section of the school library."
Rani
Rani
"Banned for sale and distribution in Uttar Pradesh, India"
Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
"Pulled from the 8th grade curriculum in Berkeley County, SC."
His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)
His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) Catholic School District. Unsuccessfully challenged in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District Schools, ON. Books now carry a sticker saying that representations of the Church are purely fictional."
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
"Banned from the 40th Cairo International Book Fair in Cairo, Egypt"
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
"Banned from the 40th Cairo International Book Fair in Cairo, Egypt"
For Bread Alone
For Bread Alone
"Banned from the 40th Cairo International Book Fair in Cairo, Egypt"
Women of Sand and Myrrh
Women of Sand and Myrrh
"Banned from the 40th Cairo International Book Fair in Cairo, Egypt"
Looking For Alaska
Looking For Alaska
"Challenged for use in Depew High School, NY, 11th grade classrooms"
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Cherry Hill, NJ high school classrooms"
Give a Boy a Gun
Give a Boy a Gun
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Bangor Area Middle School, PA"
The New Joy of Sex (Joy of Sex Series)
The New Joy of Sex (Joy of Sex Series)
"Restricted in Nampa Public Libraries, Nampa ID. The books are in the director's office and can only be seen on request. They have since been returned to the shelves http://www.idahostatesman.com/westtv/story/497414.html"