Intensely Alice

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Lesson Planned

Artist: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Year: 2013

Date of Action: August 2021


Location: Buffalo, Missouri

Subject: Explicit Sexuality


Confronting Bodies: School Principal

Description of Artwork: This is the 24th work in Naylor's "Alice" series. In the young adult novel, Alice visits her boyfriend at college. There, she grapples with the importance of using proper protection in sex.

The Incident: "Intensely Alice" was challenged by the principal for its overt sexual themes. School administrators considered removing the book from the school library.

Results of Incident: A letter was sent by NCAC urging the school to keep the novel and the challenge was dropped.