Challenged Works

The Harry Potter Series

By J.K. Rowling

Wildly popular children’s book series depicting a magical world of witches and wizards.


In 2000, a religious parent in Corner Book, Nfld., complained about the presence of these popular fantasy novels in an elementary school. The parent objected to the depiction of wizardry and magic, and the school principal ordered the books’ removal. The parent and the principal had not bothered to read the novels.

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