Banned Books 2019 – Beartown

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


This Amazon bestseller and School Library Journal recommended title focuses on a high stakes junior hockey contest in rural Sweden. When a sports hero is accused of rape, what will the town do? The book was assigned to a 10th-grade honors English class by a new teacher at the McMichael High School (Rockingham Count, NC). A parent, concerned about the vulgar language and explicit scenes, contacted four churches to protest what on pastor then told his congregation was “some of the most repulsive reading that you’ll ever be exposed to.” Withdrawn.

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Last updated

June 27, 2019