Banned Books

This is BookWoman's ongoing list of books that are being banned or challenged in the United States. We encourage you to fight each book challenge that you can as well as discuss with your loved ones why these are banned and what we can all do to make sure stories like this can still be available to those who need it.
Please do not let this list discourage you, let it light a fire within you that burns with a love for reading and learning.

Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781637150726
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Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

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

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

Flamer By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250756145
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780671027346
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Published: MTV Books - February 1st, 1999

Out of Darkness By Ashley Hope Pérez Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780823445035
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Published: Holiday House - September 10th, 2019

This Book Is Gay By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728254326
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 7th, 2021

What's the T?: The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary By Juno Dawson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728254036
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 7th, 2022

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The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780679406419
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Published: Pantheon - November 19th, 1996

New Kid: A Newbery Award Winner By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062498540
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me By Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722590
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Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019

In the Dream House: A Memoir By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375701870
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481446952
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Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015

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

To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
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Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013

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

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492928
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 27th, 2022

The Color Purple: A Novel By Alice Walker Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812980028
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 21st, 2009

All American Boys By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

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The Complete Persepolis: Volumes 1 and 2 (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Marjane Satrapi, Anjali Singh (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marjane Satrapi, Anjali Singh (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780375714832
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Published: Pantheon - October 30th, 2007

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - June 5th, 2007

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062348685
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Felix Ever After By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$15.99
Not available, maybe be backordered or out of print
ISBN: 9780062820266
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 20th, 2021

Assata: An Autobiography By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

Prince & Knight By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
Not available, maybe be backordered or out of print
ISBN: 9781499805529
Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
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Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

I Am Jazz By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
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Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

Beyond Magenta: Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Speak Out By Susan Kuklin Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (Critical America #20) By Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic, Angela Harris (Foreword by) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781479802760
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Published: New York University Press - March 7th, 2017

Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel By Dorothy Allison Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780452297753
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2012

My First Thirty Years: A Memoir By Gertrude Beasley, Marie Bennett (Editor), Nina Bennett (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gertrude Beasley, Marie Bennett (Editor), Nina Bennett (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728242880
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 28th, 2021

The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022