Challenged Book: The Diary of A Young Girl

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Artist: Anne Frank

Year: 2013

Date of Action: 4/25/13

Region: North America

Location: Northville, Michigan school

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation, Youth

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies: Parents

Description of Artwork: The Diary of a Young Girl is Anne Frank's Memoir, written by Anne Frank about her life before and during the Holocaust.

The Incident: A parent in the Northville school of Meads Mill Middle School has claimed that the unedited version of Anne Frank's diary is too "pornographic" and explicit for middle school students and demanded that it be removed from classrooms. Another parent filed a formal complaint with the district, alleging that Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (The Definitive Edition) is an inappropriate version of the real-life tale of a Jewish family hiding from Nazis during the Holocaust.

Results of Incident: Robert Behnke, assistant superintendent for Instructional Services for Northville Public Schools told Patch the district is following procedure regarding the complaint.

Update: As of May 2013 the school district decided that it would be impartial censorship to remove the book.