Vulgar Language In The Bean Trees

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The Bean Trees takes place in rural Pittman County in Kentucky. Taylor Greer, the narrator, and main character, talks about her childhood and her years as a teenager. Later on in life she starts to travel the country and a stranger drops off a kid in her car and she decides to take her in and take care of her. This book was challenged because of sexual scenes and vulgar language. I do not think this book was reasonably challenged because there are so many other books with more vulgar language and sexual scenes than this book. I think it was unfair to challenge this book. Also none of the sexual scenes or language is that excessive or graphic. I think it is okay for this book to remain in the high school library.

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