Banned Book Week 2013

Banned Book Week: September 22-September 28, 2013

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2012-2013

  1. The Adventures of Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  5. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  8. The Scary Stories Series by Alvin Schwartz
  9. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls
  10. Beloved by Toni Morrison

General Information

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

From September 22 to September 28, 2013, 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 “Celebrating the Freedom to Read”.
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 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 2013 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, titus@marshall.edu
304-696-6575

Last updated:

August 6, 2013