Banned Books 2020 – Kafka on the Shore

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


This international award-winning novel was on the approved reading list for the International Baccalaureate program. After discovering her son was reading the book, New Gloucester (ME) State Rep. Amy Arata concluded that the book’s content was too violent and sexual for students. She introduced a bill that would allow prosecutors to charge school administrators and teachers with a felony for sharing similar books with students. Penalties included potential fines and jail time. The bill was unanimously rejected by a legislative committee.

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Last updated

August 12, 2020