Banned Books 2020 – Can’t Get There From Here

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


Parents of the Westwood (NJ) Regional Schools argued that Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and Can’t Get There From Here and Boot Camp by Todd Strasser, had the potential to do “irrevocable harm and should be pulled from the school.”” Following an author visit from Strasser, all three books were added to the Westwood Regional Middle School language arts classroom library by the principal. After committee evaluations, she replied to patents’ complaints: the two Strasser books would remain in the classroom collections and Asher’s book would be relocated to the school library. The school board voted to retain the titles. A local police chief, in favor of removing the books, announced that he was running for a seat on the board.

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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

August 12, 2020