Banned Books 2021 – Speak

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


Banned, challenged and restricted because it was thought to contain a political viewpoint, and it was claimed to be biased against male students, and for the novel’s inclusion of rape and profanity.


Challenged, but retained in the Republic (MO) schools despite complaints that it is “soft-pornography,” “glorifies drinking, cursing, and pre-marital sex,” and “teaches principles contrary to the Bible.”


Challenged in the Republic (MO) schools because it is “soft-pornography” and “glorifies drinking, cursing, and pre-marital sex.”

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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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Ron Titus,

Last updated

June 17, 2021