Banned Books 2022 – Drama

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


At a Salmon River (ID) Joint School District 243 board meeting where school library policy was being discussed, parents objected to the “vile filth” reflecting a “liberal bias” of the title. One claimed she checked out the book from the school library and burned it. She removed her student from the class and filed a grievance about the book.

A parent of a student at the Columbia County (GA)Schools led a campaign and started a petition to remove Drama and all books with themes of “sexuality, homosexuality, or transgender ideology” from school and classroom libraries. Drama was retained at most locations, although Euchee Creek Elementary restricted access to fifth graders after another challenge by the same patron.


Challenged for LGBTQIA+ content and for concerns that it goes against “family values/morals.”


As reported in a letter to the editor of the local newspaper, the graphic novel was withdrawn from the Cedarburg (WI) School District after “a couple of parents and four committee members” reviewed the book and recommended its removal.


Banned at the Franklin Middle School (TX) because of “inappropriate situations for age of student reading.”


Challenged because it includes LGBT characters, was deemed sexually explicit, and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint.


Challenged for being sexually explicit.

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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

June 23, 2023