Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

The last Anglo elite is fighting to hang on but as they die off, Arizona will be a Mexican-American state and indigenous American state – and that scares the bejabbers out of them – cause they think they will somehow be oppressed.

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The Arizona public schools continue their quest to rid the public schools of ‘subversive’ Latino literature.  Their latest efforts at censorship involves the critically acclaimed “Dreaming in Cuban” by Cristina Garcia, Hispanically Speaking News reports.

The book tells of the life of three generations of a single family after the 1959 Cuban revolution.  The book written in 1982 was a finalist for the National Book Award.  Cuban history and the rich culture are important facets of the novel.  According to the American Library Association, which tracks banned books, this is the first banning of this novel.

The book had been listed, as were many other pieces of Latino literature, on the state’s core-curriculum list.  Certain teachers deemed the book “sexually graphic” and inappropriate for students.  The banning originated with the complaint of one parent who noted the following passage was inappropriate for her 10th grader:

“Hugo and Felicia stripped…

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