Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2023

By Coll Rowe | April 11 2024 | book bans

The American Library Association released its report, State of America’s Libraries 2024, which includes the 10 Most Challenged Books of 2023. The list includes Penguin Random House titles The Bluest Eye, Let’s Talk About It, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

Read the full report for insight on ways book bans and challenges are affecting libraries and learn how you can help.

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Book Résumés help teachers, librarians, parents, and community members defend books from censorship. They detail each title’s significance and educational value and are easy to share with administrators, book review committees, elected officials, and board members.

The Bluest Eye

A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

$16.00 US
May 08, 2007
224 Pages

Let's Talk About It
The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human (A Graphic Novel)

How do you find the answers to all the questions you have about yourself, about your identity, and about your body? Let’s Talk About It provides a comprehensive, thoughtful, well-researched graphic novel guide to everything you need to know.

$17.99 US
Mar 09, 2021
240 Pages
Random House Graphic

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition)

The book that inspired the hit film, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

May 12, 2015
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