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Banned Book Week

September 24-October 1, 2005

Read Banned Books
It's Your Freedom We're Talking About!

ALA Banned Book Week 2005 logo

For more information contact:
Mr. Ron Titus

Banned Book Links


Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2004-2005

  1. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  2. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  3. Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture by Michael A. Bellesiles
  4. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  6. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  7. In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  8. King and King by Linda de Haan
  9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  10. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

From September 24 to October 1, 2005, 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 Read Banned Books: It's Your Freedom We're Talking About! 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 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 2005 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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