Banned Books 2014 – Bless Me Ultima

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


Retained in the Teton High School sophomore English class in Driggs (ID) despite concerns about the novel’s mature content.


Banned from the Orestimba High School’s English classes in Newman (CA) by the superintendent after complaints that is book is profane and anti-Catholic. Teachers claimed the superintendent circumvented the district’s policies on book challenges and set a dangerous precedent.


Pulled by the Norwood (CO) Schools Superintendent after 2 parents complained about profanity in the book. The superintendent confiscated all the copies of the book and gave them to the parents, who “tossed them in the trash.” The superintendent later apologized.

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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 18, 2014