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Banned Book Week

September 23-30, 2006

Read Banned Books
They're Your Ticket to Freedom!

ALA Banned Book Week 2006 logo

For more information contact:
Mr. Ron Titus

Banned Book Links


Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2005-2006

  1. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris
  2. Forever by Judy Blume
  3. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  4. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  5. Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
  6. Detour for Emmy by Marilyn Reynolds
  7. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  8. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
  9. Crazy Lady! by Jane Leslie Conly
  10. It's So Amazing by Robie H. Harris

From September 23 to September 30, 2006, 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: They're Your Ticket to Freedom 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 2006 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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