Banned Books 2021 – Ghost Boys

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


The Kingsburg (CA) Elementary Charter School District removed this book from its curriculum after a parent complained about the political views expressed in the book. The novel concerns a Black boy who is killed by police while playing with a toy gun. The district removed the book without going through a reconsideration process.

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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

September 14, 2021