Banned Books 2020 – Assassination Classroom series

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


This Japanese science fiction manga series featuring an octopus-like teacher who must be killed to prevent the destruction of the Earth was available in the library of the Markham Intermediate school in New York. A parent of a student protested the violent premise of the series and met with school administrators. They decided to remove the book. The state Department of Education said that the series is not intended for middle school students, and it is not available in other middle schools in the state.

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Last updated

August 12, 2020