By Gillian Chan
2000—During the sexual assault trial of a former teacher in Langley (BC), court heard evidence that the teacher had assigned a story, “Invisible Girl,” from this critically acclaimed collection to a Grade 4 and 5 class. The story deals with date rape. The school principal suggested to the board superintendent that the book be withdrawn from Langley schools.
Objection—The story was deemed inappropriate for the grade level.
Update—Almost two years passed before a school
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