Popularity Papers

Artist: Amy Ignatow

Year: 2013

Date of Action: February, 2013

Region: North America

Location: Prosser, Washington

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation

Medium: Literature

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.