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Banned Book Week

September 26-October 3, 2009

ALA Banned Book Week 2009 logo

For more information contact:
Mr. Ron Titus

Banned Book Links


Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2008-2009

  1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  2. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
  3. TTYL Series by Lauren Myracle
  4. Scary Stories Series by Alvin Schwartz
  5. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  7. Gossip Girls Series by Cecily von Ziegesar
  8. Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen
  9. The Kite Runner by Kheled Hosseini
  10. Flashcards Of My Life by Charise Mericle Harper

From September 26 to October 3, 2009, 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! Speak! Know! 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 2009 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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