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
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374303235
Availability: In Stock
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Ernest J. Gaines Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375702709
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997

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 (National Book Award Winner) By Sherman Alexie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
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: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
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

Arthur's Birthday By Marc Brown Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316110747
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1991

The Bare Naked Book By Kathy Stinson, Meilssa Cho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy Stinson, Meilssa Cho (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781773214726
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
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
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250763549
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
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)
$18.99
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)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062445834
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Walden Pond Press - March 13th, 2018

The Canyon's Edge By Dusti Bowling Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316494670
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780593230275
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 14th, 2023

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451626650
Availability: In Stock
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

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

Crime and Punishment (Vintage Classics) By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679734505
Availability: In Stock
Published: Vintage - March 2nd, 1993

Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338801897
Availability: In Stock
Published: Graphix - December 7th, 2021

Game Changer By Neal Shusterman Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061998683
Availability: In Stock
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 15th, 2022

Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
Availability: In Stock
Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

The Good Earth By Pearl S. Buck Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982147174
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Washington Square Press - June 2nd, 2020

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Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547258300
Availability: In Stock
Published: Clarion Books - September 7th, 2009

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: In Stock
Published: Vintage - March 16th, 1998

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

The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062498540
Availability: In Stock
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

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

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: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Soho Teen - January 11th, 2022

Homegoing By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: In Stock
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

I Am Every Good Thing By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

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: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Flatiron Books - June 26th, 2018

Jay's Gay Agenda By Jason June Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780063015166
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: HarperTeen - May 10th, 2022

Key Player (Front Desk #4) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338776256
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

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

King and the Dragonflies (Scholastic Gold) By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338129342
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Scholastic Press - 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

Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

Lawn Boy By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781616209230
Availability: In Stock
Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2019

Lobizona: A Novel (Wolves of No World #1) By Romina Garber Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781250239136
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
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

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
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
Availability: In Stock
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993

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
$11.99
ISBN: 9781419719608
Availability: In Stock
Published: Amulet Books - April 21st, 2015

Monday's Not Coming By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062422682
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

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

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)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780374500016
Availability: In Stock
Published: Hill and Wang - January 16th, 2006

Nineteen Minutes By Jodi Picoult Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743496735
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 5th, 2008

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir By Nikki Grimes Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781635925623
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
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

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
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399555312
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

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

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: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: HarperCollins - May 29th, 2018

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

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark By Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$9.99
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: A Picture Book (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: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

They Both Die at the End (They Both Die at the End Series #1) By Adam Silvera Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062457806
Availability: In Stock
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018

Those Shoes By Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763642846
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Candlewick - June 9th, 2009

Too Bright to See By Kyle Lukoff Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593111178
Availability: In Stock
Published: Dial Books - June 7th, 2022

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story) By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781547606658
Availability: In Stock
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 27th, 2021

We Are the Ants By Shaun David Hutchinson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481449649
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2017

Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448489377
Availability: In Stock
Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

Yasmin the Singer By Hatem Aly (Illustrator), Saadia Faruqi Cover Image
By Hatem Aly (Illustrator), Saadia Faruqi
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515883753
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2021

In Deeper Waters By F.T. Lukens Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534480513
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 29th, 2022

Yes! No!: A First Conversation About Consent (First Conversations) By Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593383322
Availability: In Stock
Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - February 1st, 2022

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close: A Novel By Jonathan Safran Foer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780618711659
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Mariner Books Classics - April 4th, 2006

Ace of Spades By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250800800
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Square Fish - June 27th, 2023

All the Bright Places By Jennifer Niven Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385755917
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Ember - September 13th, 2016

Black Brother, Black Brother By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316493796
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2021

Crank (The Crank Trilogy) By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442471818
Availability: In Stock
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 6th, 2013

Cinderella Is Dead By Kalynn Bayron Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547606641
Availability: In Stock
Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 29th, 2021

Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062882776
Availability: In Stock
Published: Quill Tree Books - July 5th, 2022

Leah on the Offbeat By Becky Albertalli Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062643810
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

The Cardboard Kingdom: (A Graphic Novel) By Chad Sell Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781524719388
Availability: In Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

The Glass Castle: A Memoir By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743247542
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
Availability: In Stock
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780765387578
Availability: In Stock
Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2023

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water By Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593307359
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

Water for Elephants: A Novel By Sara Gruen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781565125605
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2007

Calvin By JR Ford, Vanessa Ford, Kayla Harren (Illustrator) Cover Image
By JR Ford, Vanessa Ford, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593108673
Availability: Out Of Stock - Can Be Ordered For You. May take extra time.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021