28 September, 2022

Banned Book Week Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 
Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint

Alice McKinley is about to become a teenager, but she doesn’t know how. Her mother has been dead for years, and what do her father and her nineteen-year-old brother, Lester, know about being a teenage girl?

If only she had a role model, like the beautiful sixth-grade teacher Miss Cole. But instead Alice gets assigned to plain, pear-shaped Mrs. Plotkin’s class. Is Alice doomed to a life of one embarrassment after another?