Banned Books 2021 – Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse

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


A patron at the Messenger Public Library in Aurora, Illinois, challenged this satiric volume of verse about former president Donald Trump written by actor John Lithgow. The patron complained that “the picture on the front cover, the title of the book itself and the introduction are all political and extremely offensive.” Retained.

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Last updated

September 13, 2021