Controversy over The Chocolate War April 10, 2007Posted by sneaks in display topics, YA.
Harford County School System has removed Robert Cormier‘s The Chocolate War from their ninth grade curriculum. (Baltimore Sun article here)
Books by Robert Cormier have long been praised for their sensitive yet realistic examination of the psychology of teenage life.
A visual discussion of teen literature dealing with difficult subjects might include a printout of the article and show off books by Laurie Halse Anderson, Walter Dean Myers, Gary Soto, Jacqueline Woodson, Marcus Zusak, Olive Ann Burns, Christopher Paul Curtis, Sharon Draper, J. D. Salinger, Robert Lipsyte, Maya Angelou, and Chris Crutcher.