Banned Books 2021 – Gender Queer: A Memoir

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


A patron asked the staff of the Huntington Beach (CA) Public Library for this graphic novel memoir about growing up nonbinary. She filled out a request for re-evaluation form, then posted out-of-context images from the book on Facebook, leading to many negative and inflammatory posts advocating for the destruction of the book and challenging library staff. The patron also contacted the library director, city manager, and other members of the city council. The book was moved from the teen to the adult collection.

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Last updated

September 13, 2021