Challenged Works

Outrageously Alice

By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


2000—A patron of the Toronto Public Library complained about this novel for young readers about a 13-year-old girl growing up and learning about sex.

Objection—Saying it was inappropriate for children, the library patron said that the book should be shelved in a “mature section” or children should be denied access to the book.

Update—The library retained the book in the children’s collection.

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