Banned Books 2023 – Tricks

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


Both Tricks and Crank were removed from libraries in the Rockwall Independent School District (TX) along with 19 other titles. No formal request for reconsideration was submitted for any of the books and no review process was followed. Prior to their removal, Hopkins’ books were included on a list of titles state senator Bob Hall characterized as “obscene,” which was shared with district administrators by a local parents group.

Crank and Tricks were among seven titles removed from a High School Library in Michigan after a parent supported claims the books included “pornographic content” with arguments from Following the removal of the initial seven, she submitted a list of 55 additional titles.

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Last updated

August 22, 2023