Book censorship round-up for this week

Suzanne Collins’s young adult novel The Hunger Games is challenged in New Hampshire by a parent whose 11-year old said the book gave her nightmares. The parent has yet to file a formal complaint or read the book. Regardless, the Superintendent is gathering a committee to review the book while it remains in the classroom.

A Texas school district in Buda has removed all copies of The “What’s Happening to My Body?” Book for Boys because a father claimed it was inappropriately available to his 8-year son.

San Luis Obispo High School in California decided not to ban Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane after an anonymous complaint come in from a parent who objected to one page describing boys prostituting themselves for food. A committee unanimously decided to keep the book about apartheid the on shelf.

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