Banned Books for Kids

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. Below are some children’s books that have all been targeted for removal or restriction, including at least one of the reasons why.

List Assignment: 
Banned Books for Kids
List Creator: 
Children's Staff
Grouping: 
Children
Staff Picks Categories: 
New and Notable Date: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022 (all day)

Banned Books for Kids

  • Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You


  • When Aidan Became a Brother


  • Melissa (George)


  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants


  • New Kid


  • The Giver


  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


  • Prince & Knight


  • I Am Jazz!


  • When Aidan Became a Brother


  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


  • This Day in June


  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


  • Hatchet


  • I Am Jazz!


  • The Family Book


  • Drama


  • The Breakaways


  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice


  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


  • And Tango Makes Three


  • The Breakaways


  • Melissa (George)


  • Prince & Knight


  • Hatchet


  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice


  • Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry


  • Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You


  • This Day in June