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We have had several books come under fire although no formal book challenge has 
been started.  Bone 6 and Clockwork have both been brought to my attention by 
parents and principal as to their appropriateness for a K-5 library.  Bone 6 
because the opening scene is in a bar with a buxom waitress and Clockwork because 
its opening scene is in a pub with a conversation of "suicide" (although that is 
not entirely accurate).  Both books were taken to our site committee which is 
comprised of parents, teachers and staff for comments.  Because we are a "drug free 
zone", they asked that Bone 6 be removed from our shelves as it promotes drinking.  
Clockwork has been asked to have an electronic note attached to it so that parents 
are made aware that it may contain mature content, graphics or subject matter.  I 
am struggling with both of these decisions.  I know, I know...censorship etc.  
Arguments for both sides make sense i.e. drug free school and promoting drinking is 
a definite conflict.  We have a district policy in place for official challenges 
and these are not really challenges as much as they are "concerns" of 
appropriateness for certain grade levels.  I am wondering if you have had these 
issues in your elementary libraries.  Do you have a list of books that you have 
"flagged" as requiring parent notification.darlene price, cybrarianLove and Logic 
FacilitatorHorseshoe Trails ElementaryCave Creek, 
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