Banned Books 2019 – This One Summer

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

2019

The graphic novel was challenged in a Oregon public library by a patron who objected to language (“slut”) and mention of condoms in the dialogue. Retained.

2017

Removed, but returned to a separate section and available only to tenth- to twelfth-graders at the pre-K-12 Henning (MN) School District libraries in response to a complaint from a parent. Removed from three elementary schools in Seminole County (FL) because it “contained inappropriate content.” It is a coming-of-age story about two preteen friends, Rose and Windy, during a summer in Awago, a small beach town.

2016

Removed from one elementary school library and restricted at three Florida high school libraries in Longwood in response to a complaint from a parent about the graphic novel’s language. It is a coming-of-age story about two preteen friends, Rose and Windy, during a summer in Awago, a small beach town.

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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.

For additional information contact

Ron Titus, titus@marshall.edu
304-696-6575

Last updated

June 26, 2019