Banned Books 2014 – The House of the Spirits

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


Challenged in the Watauga County (NC) High School curriculum because of the book’s graphic nature. After a five-month process, the book was fully retained at a third and final appeal hearing.


Challenged, but retained in the advanced English classes in Modesto (CA). The seven member Modesto City School Board said administrators should instead give parents more information about the books their children read, including annotations of each text.


Challenged, but retained, on the honor students’ summer reading list in Fairfield-Suisun (CA) school district despite those parents who felt the book was immoral and sexually depraved.

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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 21, 2014