Challenged Works

Lives of Girls and Women

By Alice Munro

This novel depicts the life of a girl growing up in small-town Ontario in the 1940s.


In 1976, a high school principal in Peterborough, Ont., removed this novel from the Grade 13 reading list. The principal “‘questioned its suitability’ because of the explicit language and descriptions of sex scenes,” reported Jeff Sallot in The Globe and Mail.

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