Banned Book Week This Year: September 22-September 28, 2019
Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2018-2019
- George by Alex Gino
- A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss
- The Adventures of Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
- Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
From September 22 to September 28, 2019, 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 “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!”
Visit the website or stop by the display on the first floor of Drinko to see what has been challenged or banned over the past year. There are free bookmarks and by answering simple questions you are entered to possibly win a tote bag filled with goodies! Contact Ron Titus at 696-6575 or email@example.com 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 Field Report 2018: Banned &
Challenged Books by Robert P. Doyle.
On These Books
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.