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Indy author faces parents' protest

Indianapolis author John Green is a hit with young readers, and now with movie-goers catching the summer hit, “The Fault in Our Stars,” based on his novel about a young woman battling cancer.

Green is not a hit, however, with some parents in Florida, Wisconsin and Colorado, where his books have come under fire for references to teen sex and masturbation.

Green's “Paper Towns” was removed from an eighth-grade summer reading list in Pasco County, Florida, after a parent complained about the content, according to the Tampa Bay Times. In Waukesha, Wisconsin, parents are trying to remove another of his novels, “Looking for Alaska,” from school library shelves. School officials decided the book will remain.

The parents protesting might want to consider this: The best way to get a student to read a book is to ban it.