Banned Books 2018 – A Lesson Before Dying

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


A parent’s complaint about A Lesson Before Dying being included in the curriculum turned into a district-wide ban of all instructional materials that contain “profanity, cursing, or inappropriate subject matter” at Dixie County (FL) schools. The student of the parent was given a substitute title, while a committee reviewed A Lesson Before Dying and decided to retain it. A day after the decision, the superintendent issued the ban.


Removed from the Louisiana College bookstore in Pineville (LA) by the college president because a love scene described in the book clashes with the school’s Christian values


Banned (later reinstated) in Savannah (GA) after protests about the book’s sexual content, violence, and profanity.

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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

July 26, 2018