Framingham - Banned Books

Created on October 18, 2023, 8:30 pm

Last Updated January 31, 2024, 8:07 pm

Notes
a book set by the sea
Description
Series
Summer beach volume 1
Notes
a book set by the sea
Description
Notes
a book set by the sea
Description
Series
Amgash novels volume 4
Notes
a book set by the sea
Description
Notes
a book set by the sea
Description
Notes
a book set by the sea
Description
Author
Notes
a book set by the sea
Description
Notes
Banned and/or challenged for being sexually explicit. A Court of Mist and Fury was removed from Virginia Beach City Public School (VA) libraries after a school board member challenged it. Following its removal from the school district, petitions seeking to bar the sale of A Court of Mist and Fury and Gender Queer on grounds they were obscene progressed to the Circuit Court for the City of Virginia Beach.
Description
Notes
Banned and/or challenged because it briefly refers to a lesbian couple.
Description
Series
Notes
Banned and/or challenged for violence, racism and political viewpoint.
Description
11) Crank
Series
Crank trilogy volume 1
Notes
Although Crank has been received with praise, it has also faced a significant amount of controversy. According to the American Library Association, the book has frequently been banned and challenged in the United States because of drugs, offensive language, and being sexually explicit.
Description
12) Melissa
Author
Notes
Common reasons for challenging the book include its sexual references and conflict with "traditional family structure," with some saying schools and libraries should not "put books in a child's hand that require discussion." It ultimately became the fifth-most banned book between 2010 and 2020.
Description
Notes
All Goosebumps - parents who felt that the books were too graphic and scary for their children.
Description
Notes
The reasons for the ban were initially unclear, which led the district CEO to send an email claiming that the book was intended to be removed only from classrooms due to “graphic language and images that are not appropriate for general use.” Fortunately, the book was approved for grade 11 classrooms.
Description
15) Tricks
Notes
There were seven Florida districts that banned the book, along with one Georgia district. Published in 2009, the book focuses on five teenagers - including one gay teen - through their drug use and subsequent human trafficking. Books authored by Hopkins were banned 43 times.
Description
Notes
Banned and/or challenged for because of its vivid portrayal of a family during the Great Depression, the novel is often used in American literature and history classrooms. The book has been banned and challenged for "vulgar" language. Parents have also objected to "inappropriate sexual references."
Description
Author
Notes
One of eight books recently banned in Seminole County. The story is about an African-American girl who suffers from physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
Description
Notes
Strega Nona has the distinction of being a challenged and banned book. It was banned from a number of children's libraries in the United States for depicting magic, witches, and witchcraft in a positive light.
Description
Series
Notes
Was banned from libraries on the basis that it had "no value" for children and supported "negativism", also Caused controversy in 1957, in Detroit, Michigan.
Description
Author
Notes
An elementary school in Florida banned the book from campus, even for personal reading, arguing that students weren't mature enough to handle the depiction of suicide, profanity, sexual content, and drug use. The book was also pulled from middle school classrooms in Anderson County, Kentucky.
Description