Banned Books 2021 – Hedgehug: A Sharp Lesson in Love

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


This picture book tells the story of a hedgehog whose Valentine’s Day quest for affection results in a series of unintentional injuries to others, before finally ending happily. An Oregon public library patron complained about a “narrative [that] encourages assault” containing “incel themes.” Retained.

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Last updated

September 14, 2021