Popularity Papers

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Lesson Planned

Artist: Amy Ignatow

Year: 2013

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: North America

Location: Prosser, Washington

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation


Confronting Bodies: Teacher

Description of Artwork: "The Popularity Papers" is a young adult novel about two teens who attempt to crack the code to their elementary-school social hierarchy.

The Incident: A Prosser teacher asked that the book be removed from the school library due to its mentioning of homosexuality.

Results of Incident: A letter was sent by NCAC lambasting the challenge and the novel was kept in the school library.