Top Banned Books 2020-2021

Created on August 25, 2022, 2:57 pm

Last Updated September 1, 2022, 9:15 am

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Reasons: Banned and challenged for racial slurs and racist stereotypes, and their negative effect on students
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Reasons: Banned and challenged for profanity, drug use, and alcoholism, and because it was thought to promote anti-police views, contain divisive topics, and be “too much of a sensitive matter right now”
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Reasons: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content and because it was considered to be sexually explicit.
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Reasons: Banned, challenged, relocated, and restricted for providing sexual education and LGBTQIA+ content.
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Reasons: Banned and challenged because it depicts child sexual abuse and was considered sexually explicit
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Reasons: Banned and challenged because it was considered sexually explicit and degrading to women
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Reasons: Banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references and use of a derogatory term
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Reasons: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content and because it was considered to be sexually explicit
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Reasons: Challenged for profanity, and it was thought to promote an anti-police message
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Reasons: Challenged for “divisive language” and because it was thought to promote anti-police views
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Reasons: Banned and challenged for racial slurs and their negative effect on students, featuring a “white savior” character, and its perception of the Black experience
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Reasons: Banned, challenged, and restricted for LGBTQIA+ content, and because it was considered to have sexually explicit images
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Reasons: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, profanity, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit
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14) George
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Reasons: Challenged, banned, and restricted for LGBTQIA+ content, conflicting with a religious viewpoint, and not reflecting “the values of our community”
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Reasons: Banned and challenged because of author’s public statements, and because of claims that the book contains “selective storytelling incidents” and does not encompass racism against all people
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Reasons: Banned, challenged, and restricted because it was thought to contain a political viewpoint and it was claimed to be biased against male students, and for the novel’s inclusion of rape and profanity
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