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Censorship group wants book back on Pasco reading list

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WESLEY CHAPEL, FL (WFLA) -

A national organization against censorship is asking the Pasco County school district to place "Paper Towers" by John Green back on the eighth grade summer reading list at Long Middle School.

The book was removed in June after a parent complained to a school board member about the book's language and sexual content.

The National Coalition Against Censorship emailed Superintendent Kurt Browning and school board members Monday, asking them to restore the book.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1k9B7cG ) reports that Long Middle School removed the book from its list, but it remains on the shelves of libraries at several high schools.

The coalition argued that the removal violates the school board's policy that says complaints about books should be in writing and then be evaluated by a review committee.

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