Banned Book Week Top Ten of 2019

These Books were the Top 10 challenged or banned books in 2019 in public libraries and schools.  Find out more about why we celebrate our Freedom to Read each year.  In-store display and sale through October 3, 2020.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:00am to Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 11:00pm
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George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

The unforgettable debut from Stonewall Award Winner Alex Gino.

George joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.


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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$10.39
ISBN: 9780763673680
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.


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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book) Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9781452173801
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018

100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.


Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$19.16
ISBN: 9781609806064
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Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 

2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book

2016 ALA Notable Children's Book


Prince & Knight Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9781499810950
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Published: little bee books - April 28th, 2020

"Victorious . . .


I Am Jazz Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780803741072
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Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere


The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$12.76
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

#1 New York Times bestseller 

An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.


Drama Cover Image
$8.79
ISBN: 9780545326995
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$8.79
ISBN: 9780590353427
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1st, 1999

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully.


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And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481449946
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Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015

The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris in this book and CD package.

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same.