Banned Book Week

September 30-October 6, 2012

ALA Banned Book Week 2012 logo

For more information contact:
Mr. Ron Titus

Banned Book Links

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011-2012

  1. TTYL series by Lauren Myracle
  2. The Color Of Earth series by Kim dong Hwa
  3. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  4. My Mom's Having A Baby! by Dori Hillestad Butler
  5. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  6. The Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  8. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  9. Gossip Girls series by Cecily Von Ziegesar
  10. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

From September 30 to October 6, 2012, 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 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 13, 2012