Interesting to read the reasons for challenging/banning James and the Giant Peach.
Originally posted on Tween Book Blog:
Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. 978-0-375-81424-2
Reason for challenge/ban: Magic/witchcraft, communism advocacy, racism, drug/alcohol references, offensive language
Synopsis: After his parents are killed in a terrible rhinoceros accident, James Henry Trotter goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. The two women feel no affection for James and make him do most of their chores and sleep in a tiny room with a very small window. One day in the garden, James is met by a peculiar stranger who hands him a bag of magic worms, telling him that if he eats them, wonderful things will happen to him. Unfortunately, James trips over the roots of the old peach tree on the way to the house, spilling the contents of the bag and causing extraordinary things to happen. A peach begins to grow from…
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