Banned Books 2018 – 1984

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


Challenged and removed from required reading at the Lake Travis (TX) Middle School because parents felt this classic book was not “age appropriate.” An alternative book was permitted.
Banned but eventually retained. A parent of a student at the Rigby High School in Jefferson County (ID) School District complained about a passage in 1984, calling it violent and sexually explicit. The book was assigned reading in two senior level government classes. Early reports claimed that administrators had directed the book to be banned, and district reconsideration policies had not been followed. After strong student protests against the banning, including an online petition with 500 signatures, officials announced that the book would be retained. An alternative book was offered to meet the concerns of those parents with objections.

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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

August 20, 2018