STO: Banned & Challenged Books

Created on November 15, 2023, 5:11 pm

Last Updated May 4, 2024, 10:19 am

America's most banned and challenged books, from 2000 through today. Reasons for bans and challenges are provided by the American Library Association.
1) Sold
Notes
Challenged for depictions of sexual abuse and because it was considered to be sexually explicit. In 2023, 53 challenges were recorded.
Description
Notes
Challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, providing sex education, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit. In 2023, 55 challenges were recorded.
Description
3) Tricks
Series
Notes
Challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, drug use, depiction of sexual abuse, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit. In 2023, 56 challenges were recorded.
Description
Author
Notes
Banned, challenged, and restricted for discussing teen suicide, being sexually explicit, and drug and alcohol use.
Description
Series
Notes
Challenged for offensive language, violence, encouraging disruptive behavior, being anti-family and sexually explicit, and for including a same-sex couple.
Description
Notes
Challenged for being sexually explicit.
Description
Notes
Challenged for offensive language, racism, and for being sexually explicit.
Description
Notes
Challenged for violence.
Description
Notes
Challenged for offensive language.
Description
Notes
Challenged for offensive language.
Description
Notes
Challenged for offensive language, violence, and occult/Satanic themes.
Description
Notes
Challenged for offensive language and sexual content.
Description
Notes
Challenged for drug use, offensive language, and for being sexually explicit.
Description
Notes
Challenged for homosexuality.
Description
Notes
Challenged for nudity, offensive language, and for being sexually explicit.
Description
Notes
Challenged for being inaccurate and having a political viewpoint.
Notes
Challenged for violence, racism, drug use, sexual content, and offensive language.
Description
Notes
Challenged for sex education and sexual content.
Formats:
Description
19) crazy lady
This entry no longer exists in the catalog
Notes
Challenged for sexual content.
Description