Challenged Works

Go Ask Alice

By Anonymous

Go Ask Alice, which reads like a diary, describes a teenage girl’s experiences with narcotics and sex.


In 1978, school boards in Richmond and Langley, B.C., removed this book from their high schools. In Richmond, students sent a petition to the school board to protest the ban, and the Richmond Teacher-Librarians’ Association supported them. In Langley, a committee of school trustees, librarians and parents recommended keeping copies in counsellors’ offices. But these efforts failed; both bans stayed in effect.

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