Banned Book Week 2009

Banned Book Week: September 26-October 3, 2009

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2008-2009

  1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  2. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
  3. TTYL series (TTYL; TTFN; L8R; G8R) 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

General Information

Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.

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 on the first floor of 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 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.

For additional information contact

Ron Titus,

Last updated

June 24, 2010