Banned Books

FUN HOME: A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC

2016

Challenged as a recommended, not required, summer reading for incoming freshman at Duke University in Durham (NC) because some students objected to the novel's "depictions of lesbian sexuality, arguing that the book is borderline ponographic and they shouldn't have been asked to read it." similar criticisms have been levied by opponets at other colleges and universities that have taught the book, including the College of Charleston - where state lawmakers thereatened to defund the summer reading program for featuring it - and the University of Utah. Both institustions stood by the book, which tells the story of a lesbian coming to terms with her own sexuality as she over time discovers that her distant father is also gay. Challenged, but retained at Crafton Hills College, a community college in Yucaipa (CA) despite a student's request to remove the book because it was "objectionable."

2008

Challenged, but retained in the Marshall (MO) Public Library despite being deemed "pornographic" by some members of the community.

2007

Challenged, but retained in the Marshall (MO) Public Library despite being deemed "pornographic" by some members of the community.


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