Sep 22

These are ACTUAL complaints that have been filed against these books in an effort to have them banned.

1. “Encourages children to break dishes so they won’t have to dry them.”

2. Children shouldn’t be “scared by materials they read in school.”

3. The book “portrays the U.S. government as lacking in intelligence and responsibility.”

4. The book “teaches children to spy.”

5. “The little boy did not have any clothes on and it pictured his private area.”

6. “Children are not ready for illustrations and conversation about jockstraps.” 

7. School board members were concerned about a “sad ending.”

8. Challenged as a summer reading assignment because, “it sounds like pretty explicit stuff.”

9. The book is “demented.”

10. “Promotes cannibalism.” 

11. Depicts “the degradation of motherhood and adolescence.”

12. Shows “children who are disrespectful to adults.”

All from the Banned Books Resource Guide by Robert P. Doyle, sponsored by the American Booksellers Association

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