Banned Books 2021 – 10,000 Dresses

Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.


A parent of a Columbus (WI) Elementary School student requested this picture book’s removal from the school library. “My objection to this is not about homosexuality,” said the parent, “but on the appropriateness of the subject matter, particularly for children under 8 years of age. Young children have an innocence they cannot regain when exposed to such material. This book not only encourages cross-dressing, it undermines the authority of parents by making the neighbor the hero when parents objected.” Other community parents spoke in favor of retaining the book. The superintendent retained the book on the unanimous recommendation of the reconsideration committee.

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A Banned book has been removed from a library, classroom, etc.
A Challenged book has been requested to be removed from a library, classroom, etc.

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Last updated

September 9, 2021