Challenged Works

Dance Me Outside and other titles

By W.P. Kinsella


1994—Books by the well-known Canadian author were removed from the library in Jean Vanier Roman Catholic school in Barrie (ON) after complaints from an Onkwehonwe
anti-racism alliance.

Objection—“It was felt that there are some things that might be objectionable if taken out of context . . . A 14-year-old might not get the idea that Kinsella is using irony.”

Update—The public library and public schools in the district decided not to remove Kinsella’s books.


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