Banned Books 2021 – Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer

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


This reworked memoir from popular YA author Gary Paulsen details a young man who runs away from alcoholic parents, works as a migrant laborer, joins a carnival, and falls in love. After a parent complained about “incest, sexually explicit, violence” as issues, the book was recataloged from juvenile to YA nonfiction at an Oregon public library.

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Last updated

September 14, 2021