Thursday, February 24, 2005


A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that a parent at Lake Wales' Spook Hill Elementary School request to ban the Anastasia series of books by Lois Lowry because of items she considered objectionable.

Specifically, she had issues with items in the second book of the series, Anastasia Again, which made references to beer, Playboy magazine, and the lead character's making light of wanting to commit suicide.

The school's 11-member committee voted to ban Anastasia Again by a 7-4 vote, but voted to keep the other books in the series.

The parent has wanted to have the books banned throughout the Polk County School District, but the district has no policy on such a move; such items are done on an individual school basis.


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