Why In Cold Blood has been challenged
Some Glendale (CA) Unified School District officials and parents attempted to block a request by a high school English teacher to add the text to the district's advanced English curriculum because the nonfiction book was "too violent for a young audience;" the school board voted 4-0 to approve the book for Advanced Placement students.
Banned, but reinstated in a English Advanced Placement
class in Savannah (GA) after a parent complained that it contained sex, violence, and profanity.
In Cold Blood is banned because of the violence, sex, and profanity in the book. The book is about a murder that takes place where four people are murdered. Author, Truman Capote, goes into graphic detail about the murders and the actions of the murders. This book is mainly challenged by parents because they view that their children are not mature enough to handle the content. As shown to the left it has recently been banned due to implementing in English classes. The parents are trying to protect their children from the harshness of such a brutal murder.