Like Water for Chocolate
Artist: Laura Esquivel
Date of Action: September, 2012
Region: North America
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Subject: Explicit Sexuality
Confronting Bodies: Parents
Description of Artwork: "Like Water for Chocolate" is a coming-of-age tale featuring Tita, a young woman born in turn of the century Mexico. As Tita matures she learns to love cooking, escape her tyrannical mother and find love.
The Incident: Parents of students as that Esquivel's novel be removed from Nampa's 9th grade curriculum.
Results of Incident: Despite receiving a letter from NCAC urging the school board to reverse the ban, "Like Water for Chocolate" was removed from the school's curriculum.