Like Water for Chocolate

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Artist: Laura Esquivel

Year: 2012

Date of Action: September, 2012

Region: North America

Location: Nampa, Idaho

Subject: Explicit Sexuality

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies: Parents

Description of Artwork: "Like Water for Chocolate" is a coming-of-age tale featuring Tita, a young woman born in turn of the century Mexico. As Tita matures she learns to love cooking, escape her tyrannical mother and find love.

The Incident: Parents of students as that Esquivel's novel be removed from Nampa's 9th grade curriculum.

Results of Incident: Despite receiving a letter from NCAC urging the school board to reverse the ban, "Like Water for Chocolate" was removed from the school's curriculum.