Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.
Loudoun County (VA) Public Schools initiated division-level reviews for two “dirty books,” Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson and #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil, whose challengers were praised by Tucker Carlson of Fox News. The titles were retained.
At the Bedford County (VA) Public Schools, Moms for Liberty challenged The Bluest Eye along with Beloved, also by Toni Morrison, plus The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil, Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson, What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones, Rick by Alex Gino, Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Love Drugged by James Klise, and Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills. The group said it objected to graphic depictions of sexual acts, violence, substance use, and LGBTQIA+ representation. Board members cited policy, which limited challenges to one book at a time. BCPS administrators and book review committees made the decision not to remove any of the challenged titles from school libraries.
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June 22, 2023