The committee, which will include parents, would decide whether parents should be warned if a book contains possibly objectionable material; anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence, "depictions of bullying.") ("Racist." "Degrading, insensitive, and oppressive." "Use of the word 'nigger.'" Banned in 1885 in the Concord, Massachusetts library for being what the Public Library Committee called "trash".
From a newspaper clipping: Boston Evening Transcript March 17, 1885 p. The Concord (Mass.) Public Library committee has decided to exclude Mark Twain's latest book from the library.
The book is about a boy growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation who decides to attend an all-white school.
The protagonist in Alexie's book discusses masturbation.
Letter, 8 July 1863, from Charlie [-----], a Union soldier at Fort Scott, near Alexandria, Virginia, to Emma in Litchfield, Connecticut, discussing the celebration in camp during the 4th of July and for recent victories such as the capture of Vicksburg and Battle of Gettysburg.
Retained on the summer reading list at Antioch, Illinois High School  despite objections from several parents who found its language vulgar and racist.
In response to concerns, however, the district will form a committee each March to review future summer reading assignments.
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