Banned Books 2020 – Sex is a Funny Word

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


Challenged, banned, and relocated for LGBTQIA+ content, for discussing gender identity and sex education, and for concerns that the title and illustrations were “inappropriate.”


Retained but relocated after an outraged social media post with a picture of the book included in a new book display at the Athens-Limestone (AL) Public Library. The book was taken from the display and relocated in the juvenile non-fiction.

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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

August 12, 2020