1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  3. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  6. The Holy Bible
  7. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  8. Habibi by Craig Thompson
  9. Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter
  10. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

From September 25 to October 1, 2016, the Marshall University Libraries will be observing Banned Book Week with a display in the Drinko Library and an updated website. The theme this year is "Stand Up for Your Right to Read". Visit the website or stop by the display near the IT Service Desk in Drinko to see what has been challenged or banned over the past year. Contact Ron Titus at 696-6575 or with questions.

Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose and the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, stressing the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book.

Material for this page was obtained from the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom and Books Challenged or Banned in 2015-2016 by Robert P. Doyle.

  • 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.

Site last modified September 7, 2016.  For more information contact Ron Titus.