Banned Book Week 2015

Banned Book Week: September 27-October 3, 2015

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2014-2015

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  3. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  5. It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie Harris
  6. Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  9. A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard
  10. Drama by Raina Telemeier

General Information

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

From September 27 to October 3, 2015, 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 “Readstricted”
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 2015 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:

September 9, 2015