Banned Books

Here's some of the most banned and challenged books in the last decade.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780590846288
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 1997

Laugh out loud with Captain Underpants, the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Dog Man!


Thirteen Reasons Why Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781595141880
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Published: Razorbill - June 14th, 2011

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**

“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune

“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times


Looking for Alaska Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES!

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars


George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

The unforgettable debut from Stonewall Award Winner Alex Gino.

George joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.


And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481446952
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Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015

The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is now available in a sturdy board book edition.

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same.


Drama Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545326995
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!


Fifty Shades of Grey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780099579939
Availability: Special Order
Published: Arrow - April 1st, 2012

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him.


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

New York Times Bestseller


The Kite Runner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.
 


The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

The first novel in the worldwide bestselling series by Suzanne Collins!

Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . .


I Am Jazz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
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Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere


The Perks of Being a Wallflower Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451696196
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Published: MTV Books - August 14th, 2012

Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory.


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred


Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume Cover Image
By Jeff Smith (Illustrator)
$44.95
ISBN: 9781888963144
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Published: Cartoon Books - November 1st, 2010

BONE - The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume

Winner of 41 National and International Awards including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards


The Glass Castle: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439156964
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2009

Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.

The


Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780307931917
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Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015

"You have to read this.” Rainbow Rowell, bestselling author of Eleanor & Park


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452173801
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018

100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.


Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
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Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 

2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book

2016 ALA Notable Children's Book


The Agony of Alice Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442423633
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2011

Life, Alice McKinley feels, is just one big embarrassment. Here she is, about to be a teenager and she doesn't know how. It's worse for her than for anyone else, she believes, because she has no role model. Her mother has been dead for years. Help and advice can only come from her father, manager of a music store, and her nineteen-year-old brother, who is a slob.


It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) Cover Image
By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763668723
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Published: Candlewick - August 8th, 2014

"Alternately playful and realistic, Emberley's. . . . art reinforces Harris's message that bodies come in all sizes, shapes, and colors — and that each variation is 'perfectly normal.'" — Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Nineteen Minutes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780743496735
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 5th, 2008

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by a school shooting.


Scary Stories Box Set: Complete Collection with Brett Helquist Art Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$23.97
ISBN: 9780061980930
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Published: HarperCollins - September 27th, 2011

The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!


Speak Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312674397
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Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

The first ten lies they tell you in high school.


Brave New World Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060850524
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 17th, 2006

Now a Peacock Original Series

Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring masterwork must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit


Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.


Of Mice and Men Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993

A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression
 
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.


The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

#1 New York Times bestseller 

An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


It's a Book Cover Image
By Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596436060
Availability: Backordered
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 10th, 2010

Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It's a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.

This title has Common Core connections.


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Cover Image
$8.44
ISBN: 9781514637616
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 21st, 2015

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885.


The Things They Carried Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780547391175
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 22nd, 2010

A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print

Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of


What My Mother Doesn't Know Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442493858
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

An utterly authentic story of first (and second and third) love, told in accessible free verse and featuring a new cover and larger trim size.

It’s not that I'm boy crazy.
It’s just that even though
I’m almost fifteen
I’ve been having sort of a hard time
trying to figure out the difference
between love and l


A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781558743663
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Published: Health Communications Inc - September 1st, 1995

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead.


Bad Kitty Cat-Nipped Edition Cover Image
By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596432994
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 24th, 2007

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables.


Crank Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9786074006452
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Published: Oceano - April 1st, 2015

Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter and an exemplary student, until one day, during a visit with her father, everything changes. She becomes emerged in a delusional world that awakens Bree, her alter ego. Bree is everything that Kristina will never be: strong, daring, seductive—and addicted to crystal meth.


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312626686
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2011

In this now classic work, Barbara Ehrenreich, our sharpest and most original social critic, goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.


Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004

A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”
A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.


The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (Captain Underpants) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545665445
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 24th, 2014

Move over, Dav Pilkey, it's George and Harold's turn to tell the tale of the all-new superhero who's faster than a speeding stroller and more powerful than diaper rash. Make way for Super Diaper Baby!


This Day in June Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433816581
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Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2014

A wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, This Day in June welcomes kids to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united. Includes a Reading Guide full of facts about LGBT history and culture and a Note to Parents and Caregivers on how to talk to children about sexual orientation.


This One Summer Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner


A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553495096
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - June 12th, 2007

Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all get mixed up with a senior boy–a cool, slick, sexy boy who can talk them into doing almost anything he wants. In a blur of high school hormones and personal doubt, each girl struggles with how much to give up and what ultimately to keep for herself. How do girls handle themselves? How much can a boy get away with? And in the end, who comes out


Welcome to Dead House (Classic Goosebumps #13) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545158886
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2010

Enter at your own Risk: The first ever Goosebumps.
Now with creepy bonus features!

11-year-old Josh and 12-year-old Amanda just moved into the oldest and weirdest house on the block--the two siblings think it might even be haunted! But of course, their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends.


Beloved (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, A. S. Byatt (Introduction by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780307264886
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Published: Everyman's Library - October 17th, 2006

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.


In Our Mothers' House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399250767
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Published: Philomel Books - April 30th, 2009

Marmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. But some of the other families don?t accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two moms and no dad? But Marmee and Meema?s house is full of love.


Lush Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439853477
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 1st, 2007

It's hard to be a 13-year-old girl. But it's even harder when your father's a drunk. It adds an extra layer to everything -- your family's reactions to things, the people you're willing to bring home, the way you see yourself and the world. For Samantha, it's something that's been going on for so long that she's almost used to it. Only, you never get used to it.


The Catcher in the Rye Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316769174
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 30th, 2001

The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books.


The Color Purple: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker's iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


This Book Is Gay Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781492617839
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 2nd, 2015

The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.


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