Banned Books 2020 – The Giver (A Graphic Novel)

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


The graphic novel version of the Lois Lowry book was blocked in the processing department by staff at the Macdonald (MI) Public Library, then wound up on the director’s desk. The staff member found the graphic novel scene of infant euthanasia inappropriate for the intended young adult audience. According to board minutes, the item was eventually reclassified from young adult to adult.

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Last updated

August 12, 2020