Challenged Works


By Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcelino


1999—This title was withdrawn from an Edmonton school when the library technician warned the principal that the book was unsuitable. A teacher had chosen the book from the Edmonton Public School Board’s Best of the Best list.

Objection—The book deals with hell.

Update—When the teacher appealed the decision, the principal told her that the decision stood and that children could borrow the book from the public library.

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