Defending the Freedom to Read

Book bans are on the rise nationwide with a recent effort by the Texas legislature to ban 850 titles from schools and libraries being a particularly notable example.  Supporting the Freedom to Read is fundamental to the work of libraries and so here we present a selection of these recently banned titles.  Check back daily to see a different assortment of these titles.
Title Author Cover
Fans of the impossible life Kate Scelsa Fans of the impossible life cover image
Juliet takes a breath Gabby Rivera Juliet takes a breath cover image
The letter Q : queer writers' notes to their younger selves The letter Q : queer writers' notes to their younger selves cover image
Away we go Emil Ostrovski Away we go cover image
It's so amazing! : a book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies, and families Robie H Harris It's so amazing! : a book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies, and families cover image
The new teenage body book Kathy McCoy The new teenage body book cover image
Ship it Britta Lundin Ship it cover image
Jumpstart the world Catherine Ryan Hyde Jumpstart the world cover image
Her royal highness Rachel Hawkins Her royal highness cover image
Roe v. Wade Laurie Collier Hillstrom Roe v. Wade cover image
The meaning of birds Jaye Robin Brown The meaning of birds cover image
The meaning of birds Jaye Robin Brown The meaning of birds cover image
It's so amazing! : a book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies, and families Robie H Harris It's so amazing! : a book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies, and families cover image
Undone Cat Clarke Undone cover image
The mighty heart of Sunny St. James Ashley Herring Blake The mighty heart of Sunny St. James cover image
Tomboy : a graphic memoir Liz Prince Tomboy : a graphic memoir cover image
Transphobia : deal with it and be a gender transcender J Wallace Skelton Transphobia : deal with it and be a gender transcender cover image
All the bad apples Moïra Fowley-Doyle All the bad apples cover image
The music of what happens Bill Konigsberg The music of what happens cover image
My life as a rhombus Varian Johnson My life as a rhombus cover image
Happy families Tanita S Davis Happy families cover image
Annie on my mind Nancy Garden Annie on my mind cover image
The ultimate guys' body book : not-so-stupid questions about your body Walt Larimore The ultimate guys' body book : not-so-stupid questions about your body cover image
You do you : figuring out your body, dating, and sexuality Sarah Mirk You do you : figuring out your body, dating, and sexuality cover image
Trans mission : my quest to a beard Alex Bertie Trans mission : my quest to a beard cover image
Unpregnant Jenni Hendriks Unpregnant cover image
Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novel Jesse Andrews Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novel cover image
Cemetery boys Aiden Thomas Cemetery boys cover image
Feeling wrong in your own body : understanding what it means to be transgender Jaime Seba Feeling wrong in your own body : understanding what it means to be transgender cover image
Girls on the edge : the four factors driving the new crisis for girls : sexual identity, the cyberbubble, obsessions, environmental toxins Leonard Sax Girls on the edge : the four factors driving the new crisis for girls : sexual identity, the cyberbubble, obsessions, environmental toxins cover image
Brave face : a memoir Shaun David Hutchinson Brave face : a memoir cover image
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex cover image
The legal atlas of the United States Julius Fast The legal atlas of the United States cover image
Beyond clueless Linas Alsenas Beyond clueless cover image
Smashing the stereotypes : what does it mean to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender? Jaime Seba Smashing the stereotypes : what does it mean to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender? cover image
Geography Club Brent Hartinger Geography Club cover image
The cider house rules : a novel John Irving The cider house rules : a novel cover image
Digestive system Alvin Silverstein Digestive system cover image
Ash Malinda Lo Ash cover image
So hard to say Alex Sanchez So hard to say cover image
In trouble Ellen Levine In trouble cover image
Any way the wind blows : a novel E Lynn Harris Any way the wind blows : a novel cover image
Something like gravity Amber Smith Something like gravity cover image
The downstairs girl Stacey Lee The downstairs girl cover image
The grief keeper Alexandra Villasante The grief keeper cover image
From the notebooks of Melanin Sun Jacqueline Woodson From the notebooks of Melanin Sun cover image
The house you pass on the way Jacqueline Woodson The house you pass on the way cover image
Geography Club Brent Hartinger Geography Club cover image
The reproductive system; how living creatures multiply Alvin Silverstein The reproductive system; how living creatures multiply cover image
Doing it right : making smart, safe, and satisfying choices about sex Bronwen Pardes Doing it right : making smart, safe, and satisfying choices about sex cover image
Highly illogical behavior John Corey Whaley Highly illogical behavior cover image
Two boys kissing David Levithan Two boys kissing cover image
You know me well : a novel Nina LaCour You know me well : a novel cover image
10 things I can see from here Carrie Mac 10 things I can see from here cover image
The gravity of us Phil Stamper The gravity of us cover image
As I descended Robin Talley As I descended cover image
Perfect on paper Sophie Gonzales Perfect on paper cover image
History is all you left me Adam Silvera History is all you left me cover image
Patiently Alice Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Patiently Alice cover image
And she was Jessica Verdi And she was cover image
Ash Malinda Lo Ash cover image
"Hello," I lied : a novel M E Kerr "Hello," I lied : a novel cover image
The other boy M G Hennessey The other boy cover image
Birthday Meredith Russo Birthday cover image
The Bermudez Triangle : a novel Maureen Johnson The Bermudez Triangle : a novel cover image
How to be an antiracist Ibram X Kendi How to be an antiracist cover image
The last time I wore a dress Daphne Scholinski The last time I wore a dress cover image
Abortion : opposing viewpoints Abortion : opposing viewpoints cover image
White rabbit Caleb Roehrig White rabbit cover image
Drame Raina Telgemeier Drame cover image
Brave face : a memoir Shaun David Hutchinson Brave face : a memoir cover image
The reproductive system Kerri O'Donnell The reproductive system cover image
The vast fields of ordinary Nick Burd The vast fields of ordinary cover image
2020 Black Lives Matter marches Joyce L Markovics 2020 Black Lives Matter marches cover image
An African American and Latinx history of the United States Paul Ortiz An African American and Latinx history of the United States cover image
Willful machines Tim Floreen Willful machines cover image
Some assembly required : the not-so-secret life of a transgender teen Arin Andrews Some assembly required : the not-so-secret life of a transgender teen cover image
Darius the Great deserves better Adib Khorram Darius the Great deserves better cover image
And Tango makes three Justin Richardson And Tango makes three cover image
A good kind of trouble Lisa Moore Ramée A good kind of trouble cover image
Boy girl boy Ronald Koertge Boy girl boy cover image
Inventors and inventions. Inventors and inventions. cover image
Hold me closer : the Tiny Cooper story David Levithan Hold me closer : the Tiny Cooper story cover image
A question of choice Sarah Ragle Weddington A question of choice cover image
What philosophy can do Gary Gutting What philosophy can do cover image
At the edge of the universe Shaun David Hutchinson At the edge of the universe cover image
The gallery of unfinished girls Lauren Karcz The gallery of unfinished girls cover image
Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag Gayle E Pitman Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag cover image
The Gale encyclopedia of medicine. The Gale encyclopedia of medicine. cover image
Miles away from you A B Rutledge Miles away from you cover image
How it all blew up Arvin Ahmadi How it all blew up cover image
My invented life Lauren Bjorkman My invented life cover image
White rabbit Caleb Roehrig White rabbit cover image
This one summer Mariko Tamaki This one summer cover image
Great events from history : gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender events, 1848-2006 Great events from history : gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender events, 1848-2006 cover image
The upside of unrequited Becky Albertalli The upside of unrequited cover image
The gods of tango Carolina De Robertis The gods of tango cover image
Kaleidoscope song Fox Benwell Kaleidoscope song cover image
The dear one Jacqueline Woodson The dear one cover image
The offenders : saving the world while serving detention! Jerry Craft The offenders : saving the world while serving detention! cover image