Banned Books 2020 – Regeneration

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


A committee submitted a list of supplemental novels recommended for reading in English courses in Columbia County (GA) high schools and were specifically asked in an email the day before school began to provide a list of page numbers of any sex or rape scenes, graphic depictions, or profanity other than “hell” or “damn.” The superintendent said she was unwilling to approve Regeneration, Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, and Nic Stone’s Dear Martin because of the “explicit” and “unacceptable” content. A procedure was adopted that notifies parents about the use of controversial titles in the classroom and allows the parents to request redacted copies. The superintendent stated that the district does not have a process to decide what books are allowed in the media centers but will begin looking at a review procedure.

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Last updated

August 12, 2020