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News Mon Aug 06 2007

Parent Wants Book Banned from School District

From the "won't someone please think of the children" department: A mother from Oak Lawn wants to ban the award-winning novel Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going from the summer reading booklists of suburban Alsip, Hazelgreen and Oak Lawn School District 126. The book includes swear words and addresses drug and alcohol use. Read the complete story.

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