MOST FREQUENTLY CHALLENGED BOOKS OF 2016-2017

  1. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  2. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  3. George by Alex Gino
  4. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
  5. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  6. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  7. Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction
  8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread by Chuck Palahniuk
  9. Little Bill series by Bill Cosby
  10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

From September 24 to September 30, 2017, 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 "Words Have Power: Read A Banned Book". Visit the website or stop by the display on the first floor of Drinko to see what has been challenged or banned over the past year. Contact Ron Titus at 696-6575 or library@marshall.edu 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 Field Report 2016: Banned & Challenged Books by Robert P. Doyle.

ON THESE PAGES:
  • 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 August 1, 2017.  For more information contact Ron Titus.