Rainbow Boys and other novels
about love and friendship - for teens and adults

Alex Sanchez


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Banned Books and Censorship

Although thousands of shool and public libraries in America accept my novels, they have faced challenges and efforts to ban them. If my books are challenged in your school or public library, you might find the following resources helpful:

NCTE Anti-censorship Center (National Council of Teachers of English)

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)

NCAC Model Letter for Banned Books

American Library Association (ALA)

Article on 2006 challenge to Rainbow Boys in Webster, NY

Article on 2005 challenge to Rainbow Boys in Owen-Withee, WI

Wikipedia: Banned Books

Click here for a great article from School Library Journal on the most common way that censorship occurs today.

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