Per ALA’s Banned Books Resource Guide:
* Expurgated at the Venado Middle School in Irvine, CA in 1992. Students received copies of the book with scores of words – mostly “hells” and “damns” – blacked out. After receiving complaints from parents and being contacted by reporters, school officials said the censored copies would no longer be used.
* Challenged in 2006 at the Conroe, Tex., Independent School District because of the following: “discussion of being drunk, smoking cigarettes, violence, ‘dirty talk,’ references to the Bible, and using God’s name in vain.” The novel went against the complainants’ “religious beliefs.”
If you know of other incidents of censorship of Fahrenheit 451 anywhere in the world, please share them in the comments section or email Jonathan Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.