"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", by Maya Angelou - challenged for profanity, drug abuse, being sexually explicit, and torture.

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", by Maya Angelou - Maya Angelou’s debut memoir captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right.

"George", by Alex Gino - challenged because it includes a transgender child, and "the sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels”.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be .

"Beloved", by Toni Morrison - challenged for infanticide, bestiality, gang rape.

"Beloved", by Toni Morrison - challenged for infanticide, bestiality, gang rape.

"This One Summer", by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki - challenged over LGBT characters, drug use and profanity.

Fishpond New Zealand, This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki Jillian Tamaki. Buy Books online: This One Summer, ISBN Mariko Tamaki Jillian Tamaki

"Two boys kissing", by David Levithan - challenged because of its cover image of two boys kissing, and because it was considered to include sexually explicit content.

Two boys kissing - A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.

"I am Jazz!", by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings - challenged because it portrays a transgender child and because of language, sex education, and “offensive viewpoints”.

19 books to help children find hope and strength in stressful times: A librarian’s list - The Washington Post

"The Kite Runner", by Khaled Hosseini - challenged for offensive language and violence.

"The Kite Runner", by Khaled Hosseini - challenged for offensive language and violence.

"Forever", by Judy Bloom - challenged for sexual content, and ‘lack of moral tone’

(Forever - Judy Bloom) Oh, Katherine and Michael, Oh! Oh was this the hot book to get ahold of back in the day! This is one we hid from our parents so they didn't catch us reading it!

"A Stolen Life", by Jaycee Dugard - challenged for drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, and sexually explicit content.

Fishpond Australia, A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard. Buy Books online: A Stolen Life: A Memoir, ISBN Jaycee Dugard

"Green Eggs and Ham", by Dr. Seuss - challenged for phallic symbolism and portrayal of early Marxism.

"Green Eggs and Ham", by Dr. Seuss - challenged for phallic symbolism and portrayal of early Marxism.

"The Diary of a Young Girl", by Anne Frank - challenged for being 'too depressing'.

The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank 33 Must-Read Books To Celebrate Banned Books Week

"Blubber", by Judy Blume - challenged because 'the bullies are never punished'.

No Name-Calling Week Suggested Book: Blubber by Judy Blume Fifth grader Jill has fun picking on Linda until the tables are turned and she becomes the victim of name-calling.

"The Librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq", by Jeanette Winter - challenged for promoting a religion that is not Christianity, and for being "too violent for children".

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq -- Alia Muhammad Baker runs the library in Basra, but fears for her precious books when war breaks out in her community

"The Color Purple", by Alice Walker - challenged for 'sexual and social explicitness'

Pin for Later: When Emma Watson Recommends a Book, You Better Believe We're Going to Read It The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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