Challenged Works

The Beast of Monsieur Racine

By Tomi Ungerer


2006—A patron of the Kitchener Public Library complained about this children’s picture book.

Objection—The complainant—a parent—said the book depicted violence, showed a bloody foot in one picture and was age inappropriate.

Update—After listening to the parent’s concerns, the librarian suggested that the parent fill out a “Materials Reconsideration” form. In the end, the library kept the book in its collection.

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