Banned Books 2019 – A Separate Peace

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


Administrators of the Prosper (TX) high School removed the book from the 10th-grade curriculum for unclear reasons. Staff journalists of the award-winning school newspaper questioned the decision in an editorial, but pointed to undertones of homoeroticism in the book. The articles were censored from the Eagle Nation Online, their journalism advisor was fired and the paper was no longer permitted to publish editorials. After the incident was taken up by several news sources, including the New York Times, the school changed the policy. A Separate Peace was not restored to the curriculum.

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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 22, 2019