The school library in Oconee County, Georgia, USA removed nine
novels due to their "filthiness" and John Steinbeck's
which was challenged due to profanity. The school board voted
to evaluate all 40,000 volumes in the system's library and remove
any books and teaching materials from the public school that contain
"explicit sex and pornography".
"Bare breasts" in Hans Christian Andersen's
prompted a challenge in Bedford, Texas, USA.
In Yakima, Washington, USA, Ralph Ellison's
was challenged due to "profanity and images of violence and sexuality".
It was eventually retained.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
was "restricted" at the Jacksonville, Florida, USA middle school libraries
because it presents a racist view of white people and is a "how-to manual
Sources: Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, September - December, 1994;
January - March, 1995.