Banned Books 2020 – They Were Strong and Good

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


Winner of the 1941 Caldecott Medal, this nonfiction children’s book tells stories about the author’s family. A patron of the Tigard (OR) Public Library complained about two concerns: slavery was mentioned without being condemned, and there were stereotypical representations of American Indians. In accordance with library policy, three library staff reviewed the item, the book was retained.

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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