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Banned or Challenged

The Reasons Behind Many of the Book Bans or Challenges


1619 Project: Three bills were introduced by state legislators in Arkansas, Iowa, and Mississippi, argue that the lessons in the book misrepresent U.S. history. The Arkansas and Mississippi bills call the 1619 Project “a racially divisive and revisionist account;” the Iowa bill claims that it “attempts to deny or obfuscate the fundamental principles upon which the United States was founded.”


A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo: LGBTQIA+ representation and political viewpoints


A Lesson Before Dying: Violence, sexual content and language.


A Lesson in Vengeance: LGBTQIA+ representation


A Light in the Attic: Violence and encourages disrespect toward parents


And Tango Makes Three: LGBTQIA+ representation


Animal Farm: Political ideology


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: LGBTQIA+ representation


Beloved: Bestiality, racism, and sex


The Bluest Eye: Sexually explicit and child abuse


Brave New World: Drug Use and sexual promiscuity


Brown Girl Dreaming: Vulgarity and LGBTQIA+ representation


Can’t Take That Away: LGBTQIA+ representation


Charlotte's Web: Talking animals are demonic


City of Thieves: Vulgarity


Color Purple: Graphic and violent


Everywhere Babies: LGBTQIA+ representation


Gender Queer: LGBTQIA+ representation


Ghost Boys: LGBTQIA+ representation


Ground Zero: Bias, could skew a young person’s mind


Handmaid’s Tale: Profanity


His Dark Materials: Political and religious viewpoints and violence


King and the Dragonflies: Profanity, pornography, LGBTQIA+ representation, gambling


Last Night at the Telegraph Club: LGBTQIA+ representation


Lord of the Flies: Violence, gore, racism and ableism


Maus: Profanity and nudity


Monday’s Not Coming: Sexuality


Speak: Sexual assault content


Stamped: “Selective storytelling incidents” and does not encompass racism against all people


To Kill a Mockingbird: Racial slurs, "white Savior" character, perception of the Black experience


When Wilma Rudolph Played: “Opines prejudice based on race”


Where the Wild Things Are: Witchcraft and supernatural events


White Bird: Biased, could “skew” a young child’s mind




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