controversial books

The picture book was strongly criticized for its upbeat images and story of Washington's cook, the slave Hercules and his daughter, Delia.
"If you get traumatized reading a book," says best-selling author Azar Nafisi, "how will you live?"
Shortly after Better Nate Than Ever was released earlier this year, a pattern began to emerge: Librarians who had loved the book and invited me to visit their students were suddenly canceling those visits, backing out for fear of parental backlash.
Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint was a prodigy's most sensational fiction, not coincidentally about a prodigiously articulate hero.