Book banning has been a thing for a very long time, since the late 18th century, in fact. And it continues.
Here is a list of 21 of the most commonly banned books this year.
- George – by Alex Gino
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You – by Abram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
- All American Boys – by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
- Speak – by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Something Happened in Our Town: a Child’s Story About Racial Injustice – by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard
- To Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee
- Of Mice and Men – by John Steinbeck
- The Bluest Eye – by Toni Morrison
- The Hate U Give – by Angie Thomas
- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out – by Susan Kuklin
- A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo – by Jill Twiss
- Sex is a Funny Word: a Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You – by Cory Silverberg
- Prince and Knight – by Daniel Haack
- I Am Jazz – by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
- The Handmaid’s Tale – by Margaret Atwood
- Drama – by Raina Telgemeier
- The Harry Potter series – by J.K. Rowling
- And Tango Makes Three – by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
- The Captain Underpants series – by Dav Pilkey
- Thirteen Reasons Why – by Jay Asheri
- This One Summer – by Mariko Tamaki
How many of these have you read? I’ve only read the seven books I have in bold print.
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!