Challenged Works

Not the Only One: Lesbian and Gay Fiction for Teens

By Tony Grime

Anthology for gay and lesbian teens.


1997—The director of Calgary’s Board of Education removed this book and one other title from a high school library, and asked a review committee to decide whether Grime’s book should remain in the system. At the time, the board was considering a policy aimed at creating more support for gay and lesbian youth in Calgary schools but was under considerable pressure from a parent group that did not want the policy to be adopted.

Objection—Although no one had objected to the book, the director felt that the book was inappropriate because of content and language.

Update—The book was deemed inappropriate by the review committee and withdrawn from use in the schools.

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