Banned Books 2018 – Jacob’s New Dress

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


Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Schools removed and replaced a book it had been using in a lesson for 1st-graders to help them recognize harassment and bullying. The NC Values Coalition claimed that Jacob’s New Dress was “a tool of indoctrination to normalize transgender behavior” and started a petition to stop political correctness. The school removed the book from the lesson and replaced it with Michael Hall’s Red: A Crayon’s Story, a book about a blue crayon with a red label.

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Last updated

July 26, 2018