Challenged Works


Of Mice and Men

By John Steinbeck

Novel that describes the hardships of migrant workers in California during the Great Depression.




Challenges

In 1994, in Alberta’s legislature, Victor Doerksen called for the removal of profane, irreligious  books from Alberta’s schools. He cited Steinbeck’s novel, which describes the hardships of migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, as an example. Doerksen had a petition that bore the signatures of 811 Albertans who wanted schools to withdraw books that “demean or profane the name of God and Jesus Christ.”



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