Banned Books 2020 – Dreaming in Cuban

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


It’s Your Tea Party and Florida Citizen’s Alliance challenged 14 books, alleging that the books were “obscene and/or pornographic material” under Florida law. The school libraries only carried 10 of the 14 books including Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, The Women of Brewster’s Place by Gloria Naylor, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu, Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia, Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, and Beloved by Toni Morrison. The Superintendent of the Marion County (FL) Public Schools removed all the available books from middle schools. As required by their policies, she convened a committee to review the remaining nine books to determine the educational value of the content for high school students. The committee recommended their retention, and the superintendent approved the recommendation. The groups then appealed the retention of three of those titles to the school board, which voted to keep them.

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Last updated

August 12, 2020