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Banned Book Week

September 29-October 6, 2007

Banned Books Ahoy!
Treasure Your Freedom to Read

ALA Banned Book Week 2007 logo

For more information contact:
Mr. Ron Titus

Banned Book Links


Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2006-2007

  1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  2. Gossip Girls series by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  3. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  4. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
  5. Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  6. Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz
  7. Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  9. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  10. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

From September 29 to October 6, 2007, 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 Banned Books Ahoy! Treasure Your Freedom to Read 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 2007 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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