book banning

Education
8:24 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Idaho school bans 'Like Water for Chocolate' for sexual content

"Like Water for Chocolate" has become a contemporary classic of Latin American literature, but has drawn complaints from some school districts in Wisconsin, Arizona and now Idaho. Photo by Lester Public Library via Flickr

Originally published on Mon September 24, 2012 5:41 pm

A school district in southwest Idaho says the book “Like Water for Chocolate” is inappropriate for high school sophomores. It’s banning the book from the curriculum.

The 1989 book by Mexican author Laura Esquivel includes vivid descriptions of sexual arousal. Nampa School District spokeswoman Allison Westfall says over the weekend, administrators reviewed the passages after receiving complaints.

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Education
12:23 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Sherman Alexie's book banned from highschool in Richland

The Richland School Board, taking into consideration mixed recommendations from the district's Instructional Materials Committee, voted to remove "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie from highschool reading lists.

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