Banned Book Week

September 25-October 2, 2004

Elect to Read a Banned Book!

ALA Banned Book Week 2004 logo

For more information contact:
Mr. Ron Titus

Banned Book Links

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2003-2004

  1. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  2. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowlings
  3. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  4. Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture by Michael A. Bellesiles
  5. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  6. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  7. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
  8. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
  9. King and King by Linda de Haan
  10. The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

From September 25 to October 2, 2004, 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 Elect to Read 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 2004 Banned Books Resource Guide 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.

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