1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowlings
  2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  3. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  4. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
  5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  7. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  8. Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz
  9. The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
  10. The Giver by Lois Lowry

From September 22 to September 29, 2001, the Marshall University Libraries observed Banned Book Week with a display in the Drinko Library and an updated website. The theme this year is Develop Yourself! Expose your mind to a banned book! Visit the website or stop by the display near the Reference 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 2001 Banned Books Resource Guide 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 June 23, 2010.  For more information contact Ron Titus.