Banned Books

Anderson's Bookshop supports the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The following is a list of titles that are currently being challenged and removed from shelves in pubic schools and public libraries across the country.

Titles are arranged alphabetically by title.  

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives By Dashka Slater Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374303235
Availability: In Stock
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

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

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

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

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
Availability: In Stock
Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
Availability: In Stock
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

The Bare Naked Book By Kathy Stinson, Meilssa Cho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy Stinson, Meilssa Cho (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781773214726
Availability: In Stock
Published: Annick Press - March 9th, 2021

Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: In Stock
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard By Echo Brown Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250763549
Availability: In Stock
Published: Square Fish - January 11th, 2022

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

Bodies Are Cool By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112625
Availability: In Stock
Published: Rocky Pond Books - June 1st, 2021

A Boy Called Bat (The Bat Series #1) By Elana K. Arnold, Charles Santoso (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062445834
Availability: In Stock
Published: Walden Pond Press - March 13th, 2018

The Canyon's Edge By Dusti Bowling Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316494670
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Cemetery Boys By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
Availability: In Stock
Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

Class Act: A Graphic Novel By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
Availability: In Stock
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781635575583
Availability: In Stock
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780545326995
Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

Flight of the Puffin By Ann Braden Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816061
Availability: Temporarily Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You, Takes Extra Time.
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 4th, 2021

Front Desk (Front Desk #1) (Scholastic Gold) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
Availability: Temporarily Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You, Takes Extra Time.
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
Availability: In Stock
Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 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)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: Temporarily Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You, Takes Extra Time.
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
Availability: In Stock
Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

I Am Every Good Thing By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
Availability: In Stock
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
Availability: In Stock
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

Lobizona: A Novel (Wolves of No World #1) By Romina Garber Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250239136
Availability: In Stock
Published: Wednesday Books - August 17th, 2021

Looking for Alaska By John Green Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142402511
Availability: In Stock
Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

Mae Among the Stars By Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062651730
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394747231
Availability: In Stock
Published: Pantheon - August 12th, 1986

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
Availability: In Stock
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993

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

Nineteen Minutes By Jodi Picoult Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743496735
Availability: In Stock
Published: Washington Square Press - February 5th, 2008

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir By Nikki Grimes Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781635925623
Availability: In Stock
Published: Wordsong - March 1st, 2022

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

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399555312
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark By Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062682826
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperCollins - July 25th, 2017

SHOUT By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142422205
Availability: In Stock
Published: Penguin Books - March 10th, 2020

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
Availability: In Stock
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828546
Availability: In Stock
Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul (Adapted by), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

They Both Die at the End By Adam Silvera Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062457806
Availability: In Stock
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
Availability: Temporarily Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You, Takes Extra Time.
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Those Shoes By Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763642846
Availability: In Stock
Published: Candlewick - June 9th, 2009

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

Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448489377
Availability: In Stock
Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

Wishtree By Katherine Applegate Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
Availability: Temporarily Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You, Takes Extra Time.
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

Yasmin the Singer By Hatem Aly (Illustrator), Saadia Faruqi Cover Image
By Hatem Aly (Illustrator), Saadia Faruqi
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515883753
Availability: In Stock
Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2021

A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Ernest J. Gaines Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375702709
Availability: In Stock
Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593230275
Availability: Pre-Order Now! Please Place On A Separate Order From Other Purchases.
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 14th, 2023

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close: A Novel By Jonathan Safran Foer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618711659
Availability: Temporarily Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You, Takes Extra Time.
Published: Mariner Books - April 4th, 2006

Game Changer By Neal Shusterman Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780061998683
Availability: In Stock
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 15th, 2022

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Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780547258300
Availability: Temporarily Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You, Takes Extra Time.
Published: Clarion Books - September 7th, 2009

Hatchet By Gary Paulsen Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416936473
Availability: In Stock
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

History Is All You Left Me (Deluxe Edition) By Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli (Introduction by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781641293174
Availability: In Stock
Published: Soho Teen - January 11th, 2022

Homegoing By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: In Stock
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter By Erika L. Sánchez Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524700515
Availability: In Stock
Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

If I Was Your Girl By Meredith Russo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250078414
Availability: In Stock
Published: Flatiron Books - June 26th, 2018

Jay's Gay Agenda By Jason June Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780063015166
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperTeen - May 10th, 2022

King and the Dragonflies (Scholastic Gold) By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338129342
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 3rd, 2022

Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
Availability: In Stock
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Lawn Boy By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781616209230
Availability: In Stock
Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2019

Looking for Alaska By John Green Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142402511
Availability: In Stock
Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) By Jesse Andrews Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419719608
Availability: In Stock
Published: Amulet Books - April 21st, 2015

Monday's Not Coming By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062422682
Availability: In Stock
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

Night By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translated by), Elie Wiesel (Preface by) Cover Image
By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translated by), Elie Wiesel (Preface by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780374500016
Availability: In Stock
Published: Hill and Wang - January 16th, 2006

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

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399555312
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World By Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062474322
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperCollins - May 29th, 2018

Refugee By Alan Gratz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

Sloppy Firsts: A Jessica Darling Novel By Megan McCafferty, Rebecca Serle (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Megan McCafferty, Rebecca Serle (Introduction by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250781796
Availability: In Stock
Published: Wednesday Books - May 4th, 2021

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: In Stock
Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

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

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
Availability: In Stock
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

We Are the Ants By Shaun David Hutchinson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481449649
Availability: In Stock
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2017