Banned Books 2022 – In the Night Kitchen

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


Llano County (TX) Commissioners forced the library system to remove four books (I Need a New Butt by Dawn McMillan, Freddie the Farting Snowman by Jane Bexley, In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak, and It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris) from circulation. After the commissioners handpicked members for a library advisory board, the library was closed for three days for “inventory and proper cataloging of books.” The library staff was directed to conduct a “thorough review” of every children’s book in the library and assess their content. Additionally, the online service that provides access to magazines, electronic books, and audiobooks was suspended.


Challenged in the Wake County (NC) schools. Parents are getting help from Called2Action, a Christian group that says its mission is to “promote and defend our shared family values.”


Challenged for nudity and offensive language.

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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

June 13, 2023