Challenged Works

La première fois

By Charles Montpetit, editor


Between 1992 and 2002, secondary schools in Quebec invited Montpetit to talk to students about this award-winning non-fiction anthology for teenagers. The government body that funds such visits also sent each school copies of the books to distribute to students. But on five occasions, school authorities belatedly realized that the authors in La première fois had written about sex or sexual experiences. The schools refused to distribute the books and asked Montpetit to discuss other works.

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