Banned Books 2016 – Dead Poets Society

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


Challenged, but retained at the Jersey CUSD 100 in Jerseyville (IL) despite a complaint by a local pastor who found the book “disturbing, very close to a strong, mild pornography… To me that book represents a [disrespectful attitude toward] parents and their judgments. It shows rebellion towards teachers, and has graphic immoral areas.” Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the northeastern United States in 1959, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry.

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Last updated

July 26, 2016