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Author Mark Haddon Responds to Book Challenge

While school officials have made assurances that the book is not being banned from the shelves, the incident raises a red flag for many.

The assumption is that I should be morally affronted when this happens – and it has happened surprisingly often – but the truth is that it always generates a really interesting debate among school kids and librarians and parents, not just about Curious, but about literature and freedom and language, and this is an undeniably good thing. (The Guardian)

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