Banned Books 2018

Banned Book Week: September 23-September 29, 2018

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2017-2018

  1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  3. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  5. George by Alex Gino
  6. Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  8. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  9. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  10. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

General Information

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

From September 23 to September 29, 2018, 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 “Banning Books Silences Stories. Speak out!”
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 Field Report 2017: Banned &
Challenged Books
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:

July 12, 2018