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Banned Books

Books that have been banned more recently.

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Challenged because it includes LGBT characters, was deemed sexually explicit, and was considered to have an offensive political viewpoint.


Challenged because it includes a transgender child, and the “sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels”.

I Am Jazz

Challenged because it portrays a transgender child and because of language, sex education, and offensive viewpoints.

Thirteen Reasons Why

Challenged and under review in the sophomore-level Academic English II classes at Lemont, Ill., High School District 210 because a parent considered it “pornographic.”

To Kill a Mockingbird

Reasons: offensive language; racism

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