Eleanor & Park survives banning challenge


eleanor and park rainbow rowellRainbow Rowell’s realistic young adult novel Eleanor & Park will remain on the shelves at Anoka High library, following a challenge raised by Parents Action League.

The challenge called for Eleanor & Park to be removed from the school library, citing 227 instances of “vile profanity.”  A book review committee consisting of parents, faculty and one student ruled that the book should stay, citing themes such as bullying, poverty, abuse, love, body image and the power of language as easily identifiable and suitable for a high school reader.

Set in 1986, Eleanor & Park is the love story of two star-crossed misfits who fall for each other over late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes.  For more, visit Rainbow Rowell at her website.

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Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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