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I am seeking a Terry Pratchett book with a preamble discussing a student who was suspended from school for bringing one of Terry Pratchett's books to the classroom; when the child came again with the book (allowed by Mom), the school had the child removed from her home as the book was "anti-school" or "anti-principal."

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    Are you certain this is a Pratchett book? (A) I've never read this in any of his books (and I just did a search across the e-texts of most of them); (B) the only matching result I get back in a variety of google searches is this question. – DavidW Oct 11 at 15:25
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    I don't recall this in any Terry Pratchett book. Not only that, but teachers usually fall over themselves to praise Pratchett for inspiring kids to read – Valorum Oct 11 at 15:50
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    Eyeh, we do allow non-SFF queries about SFF authors and their books. It does seem a bit odd that a kid would be taken from their parents over this sort of thing... – FuzzyBoots Oct 11 at 17:00
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    @Valorum When Terry Pratchett started writing, some schools (especially strict religious ones) were less tolerant of fantasy. A coworker who happened to be on a school board told me the story of some people who objected (in a public board meeting) to the teaching of science because it was 'sorcery'. You never know how bonkers some people can get. You can't call this off-topic until the essay is identified. Anyway, if it's a preface to an actual Pratchett fantasy novel, it could be considered on-topic for 'history-of' or 'fandom' reasons. – Spencer Oct 11 at 17:04
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    The question What book did Philip K. Dick dedicate to Heinlein? is also about the introduction to a book and that is not only still open but highly upvoted. I don't see why this question should be closed when it's basically similar. – John Rennie Oct 11 at 17:22

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