Banned Books 2012 – Hold Still

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


Pulled from the Blue Springs (MO) School District Library and classrooms because the book is “riddled with obscenities.” The novel is about a young girl coping with the suicide of her best friend. The book, according to parents, was read as part of an extra credit assignment in a freshman English class. The local chapter of the ACLU is threatening to get involved if the book is permanently removed.

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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

July 26, 2012