Banned Books 2012 – The Wars

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


Challenged, but retained in the Bluewater (Ontario, Canada) classrooms despite requests to ban the book because it “includes a number of very explicit and detailed descriptions of sexual encounters, most of them exploitative and violent.” Several parents “objected especially to details about the hero’s visit to a ‘whorehouse’ and to a vivid description of the young Canadian soldier’s gang rape by fellow soldiers.” The book is not compulsory and is on the list of books that can be used in the Grade Twelve curriculum, the final year of secondary school in Canada with students being seventeen or eighteen years old.

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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

July 25, 2012