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From protecting books in court to partnering with authors, teachers, librarians, parents and caregivers, and other industry leaders, we’re committed to getting books back on shelves and into the hands of readers who want and need them most.

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What You Can Do

Whether your child (or your book, or your district) is directly affected by book bans or you simply want to learn more about the issue, we’ve partnered with experts on the front lines – authors, teachers, librarians, parents, students, and booksellers – to highlight some of the most impactful ways you can get involved.

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Book Resumes

Learn more about frequently challenged books and get the tools to justify keeping these titles on shelves – including resources for many of the books listed below. See more →

Read Banned Books

We’ve curated a collection of books, grouped by category, that are currently under attack in America. This is only a sampling of the hundreds of titles that are challenged daily and we’ll rotate the books regularly. For a more extensive real-time list, visit our partners at PEN America.

Banned for Featuring Characters of Color or Themes of Race and Racism

Banned for Featuring Characters of Color or Themes of Race and Racism

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
The Day You Begin
Full Disclosure
Darius the Great Deserves Better
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
What Lane?
Juliet Takes a Breath
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Before We Were Free
Harbor Me
Antiracist Baby Board Book
All Are Welcome
The Name Jar
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water
Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race
This Is Your Time
Sing a Song
Brown Girl Dreaming
Dear Martin
Pet
Odd One Out
This Is My America
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
A Raisin in the Sun
Beloved
Invisible Man
Persepolis
The Bluest Eye
The House on Mango Street
A Thousand Splendid Suns Illustrated Edition
Black Like Me
Bless Me, Ultima
Exit West
Fences (Movie tie-in)
Red at the Bone
Siddhartha
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Color Purple
The Kite Runner
Things Fall Apart
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
The 1619 Project
Born a Crime
How to Be an Antiracist
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Fresh Ink

Banned for Featuring LGBTQ+ Characters or Themes

Banned for Featuring LGBTQ+ Characters or Themes

Calvin
Obie Is Man Enough
Families, Families, Families!
Almost Flying
Let's Talk About It
Lily and Dunkin
Wide Awake
Full Disclosure
I'll Give You the Sun
From Here
Man o' War
Flight of the Puffin
Hot Dog Girl
Beyond the Gender Binary
I Am Jazz
My Rainbow
In Our Mothers' House
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Too Bright to See
Donovan's Big Day
Leaves of Grass
Rage: A Love Story
Boy Erased
Joshua and the City
Sissy
The Picture of Dorian Gray
This Is Our Rainbow
Almost Perfect
Being Jazz
Fresh Ink
Girl Crushed
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan
Odd One Out
Pet
The Magic Fish
Two Boys Kissing

Banned for Themes of Violence, Sexual Experiences, and Health / Wellbeing

Banned for Themes of Violence, Sexual Experiences, and Health / Wellbeing

Pink, Blue, and You!
White Bird: A Wonder Story (A Graphic Novel)
The Baby Tree
Real Live Boyfriends
Breathless
Wintergirls
The Call of the Wild
Looking for Alaska
The Complete Maus
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Wizard of Oz
The Outsiders
SHOUT
All Quiet on the Western Front
Beloved
Leaves of Grass
Lolita
The Bluest Eye
The Great Gatsby
The Handmaid's Tale
The Sun Also Rises
1984
Ulysses
A Thousand Splendid Suns Illustrated Edition
Animal Farm
Fences (Movie tie-in)
Moby-Dick
Of Mice and Men
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Red at the Bone
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Color Purple
The Grapes of Wrath
The Jungle
The Kite Runner
Things Fall Apart
Frankenstein
Uncle Tom's Cabin
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
In Cold Blood
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Merchant of Venice

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