Banned Books 2022 – Darkness Before Dawn

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


Although alternate assignments were offered, parents at Pitt County (NC) Schools challenged three books: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, and two by Sharon M. Draper, Darkness Before Dawn and Forged by Fire. When the review committee recommended retaining the titles, the parents appealed the decision to the board. A majority of the board voted to retain the books; however a new parental notification system for book assignments was adopted.

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Last updated

June 23, 2023