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Banned Book Week

September 24-October 1, 2011

ALA Banned Book Week 2011 logo

For more information contact:
Mr. Ron Titus

Banned Book Links


Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2010-2011

  1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  2. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. Lush by Natasha Friend
  7. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  8. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  9. Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology by Amy Sonnie
  10. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

From September 24 to October 1, 2011, 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 Free Your Mind Read a Banned Book. Visit the website or stop by the display near the IT Service 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 Books Challenged or Banned in 2010-2011 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.

Site last modified September 16, 2011