A parent in Waukesha, WI has formally requested a district-wide ban on John Green’s award-winning and beloved novel Looking For Alaska, reportedly claiming the book is “not suitable for teenagers.”

It’s worth noting that the book won the American Library Association’s prestigious Michael L. PrintzAward, which is given annually to “the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.”

The Kids’ Right to Read Project just won a fight opposing the removal of Green’s Paper Towns in Florida, and has defended Looking For Alaska on numerous occasions.

KRRP and allies sent the below letter, which explains the constitutional and educational reasons for retaining the book, to the Waukesha district superintendent and school board members on Friday.

UPDATE: Victory! At a July 25th meeting, the school committee decided not to remove Looking for Alaska.

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