2022 Banned and Challenged Books

Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race (First Conversations) By Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593382639
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - March 16th, 2021

The Family Book By Todd Parr Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316442541
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Published: LB Kids - April 2nd, 2019

Antiracist Baby Board Book By Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060256654
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

The Lorax (Classic Seuss) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780394823379
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 1971

I Am Jazz By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
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Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water By Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593307359
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Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

Strega Nona (A Strega Nona Book) By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780671666064
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 1979

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom By Angela Johnson, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Johnson, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689873768
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Color Edition (Captain Underpants #1) (Color Edition) By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545499088
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 27th, 2013

What Is Juneteenth? (What Was?) By Kirsti Jewel, Who HQ, Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsti Jewel, Who HQ, Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593384695
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 5th, 2022

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 By Christopher Paul Curtis Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440414124
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Published: Yearling - September 8th, 1997

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1) By Rick Riordan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423163374
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 4th, 2017

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry By Mildred D. Taylor Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140384512
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Published: Puffin Books - November 27th, 2001

A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) By Madeleine L'Engle Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312367541
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Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$14.99
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ISBN: 9780062498540
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

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

Beloved (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635575569
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394747231
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Published: Pantheon - August 12th, 1986

Every year across the country books are challenged and banned in libraries and schools for various reasons. Books dealing with LGBTQ+ issues, racial inequalities and other taboo subjects are the most frequent titles under attack. The Reading Bug has compiled a list of some of those challenged books, sorted from Baby Board Book to Grown-up.