Banned Books 2010 – The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

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


Challenged and or banned for offensive language, being sexually explicit and unsuited to age group.


Banned for sexual content, being anti-family, offensive language and being unsuited to age group.


Banned by the Carrol County Superintendent in Westminister (MD), but after protests from students, librarians, national organizations and the publisher, the book was returned to high school libraries, but not middle schools. The superintendent objected to the book’s use of profanity and its sexual references.

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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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Ron Titus,

Last updated

August 4, 2010