January 27, 2022

Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’ Banned at New Mexico High School

From School Library Journal:

Neil Gaiman’s dark urban fantasy novel Neverwhere has been removed from both the school library and the required reading list at Alamogordo (NM) High School this week following the complaint of one parent, who objected to its sexual innuendos and “harsh” language, according to a report by New Mexico’s local KRQE news station.

The mother said she was shocked that her daughter was asked to read the book, and her complaints last week to the school board led to its removal, KRQE reported.

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