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On the list of Banned/Challenged Book list with one challenge.

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"An intriguing, complex narrative with an unusual point of view [and] a quality of retrospection that is rare (and refreshing) in YA literature. " ~The Washington Post

You have to read this. " Rainbow Rowell, bestselling author of "Eleanor & Park" In his follow-up to the"New York Times"bestselling author of "Every Day," and David Levithan, coauthor of bestsellers "Will Grayson, Will Grayson"(with John Green) and"Nick & Norah s Infinite Playlist" (with Rachel Cohn)," "crafts a novel that the"Los Angeles Times"calls open, frank, and ultimately optimistic. Based on true events and narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS "Two Boys Kissing" follows Harry and Craig, two seventeen-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, identity, and belonging.

“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.

[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]” ― John F. Kennedy

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