Banned Books 2019 – Her Body and Other Parties

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


Author Machado reported on Twitter that the Missouri Department of Corrections denied an incarcerated woman access to this collection of short stories because it “contains inappropriate sexual behaviors, sexually explicit materials & pictures.” While the book frankly explores issues of female sexuality, power, and violence, it has no pictures. The decision is being appealed by publisher Gray Wolf Press.

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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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Last updated

July 23, 2019