The student and mother have threatened to file a civil-rights complaint because of alleged racial treatment, the segregation of the student, and the use of a racial slur in the classroom.
Challenged in the Lakeville, Minnesota High School  and St.
Challenged at the Shiloh, Illinois Elementary School library .
A committee of school employees and a parents suggested that the book be moved to a separate shelf, requiring parent permission before checkout.
One member of the committee says that, while he does not wish to call it immoral, he thinks it contains but little humor, and that of a very coarse type. The librarian and the other members of the committee entertain similar views, characterizing it as rough, coarse and inelegant, dealing with a series of experiences not elevating, the whole book being more suited to the slums that to intelligent, respectable people." Read other press items.
"Violence and sex." "Pornographic and offensive in its stereotyping of Latinos.") (Challenged in the Ravenna, Ohio schools  because, "What we kept finding and going over was sexual content and profanity," said the complainant.Oh, and he had hundreds of followers of Confucius buried alive [250 BC].When Confucian books and scholars were burned by Qin dynasty officials, a single copy of the sage's works was saved in the state library.) ("Homosexuality." "Anti-family." "Unsuited to age group." "Religious viewpoint." "Anti-ethnic." "Sexism." Moved from the children's fiction section to children's nonfiction at two Rolling Hill's Consolidated Library's branches in Savannah and St.Retained on the summer reading list at Antioch, Illinois High School  despite objections from several parents who found its language vulgar and racist.In response to concerns, however, the district will form a committee each March to review future summer reading assignments.