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Banned Book Week

September 21-27, 2014

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2013-2014

  1. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
  2. Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  3. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
  7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  9. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  10. Bone series by Jeff Smith

From September 21 to September 27, 2014, 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 "Have You Seen Us?" Visit the website or stop by the display near the IT Service Desk in 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 Books Challenged or Banned in 2013-2014 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.

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