Worm Loves Worm My Moms Love Me New Kid: A Newbery Award Winner Hop on Pop: The Simplest Seuss for Youngest Use All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom The Family Book Hatchet (Reissue)
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Wrinkle in Time I Am Jazz This Day in June
And Tango Makes Three Melissa (Previously Published as George) Where the Wild Things Are: A Caldecott Award Winner (Anniversary) The 1619 Project: Born on the Water The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 The Giving Tree Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You
Antiracist Baby Board Book The 1619 Project: Born on the Water Prince & Knight Because of You, John Lewis Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender, and Sexual Health Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

Banned & Challenged Books in Kid Lit- and Why!

Banned & Challenged Books in Kid Lit- and Why!

By Fairytales Bookstore
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

Angela Johnson and E. B. Lewis

$17.99 $16.73

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Renée Watson, Nikole Hannah-Jones, et al.

$18.99 $17.66

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson

$18.99 $17.66

Because of You, John Lewis

Because of You, John Lewis

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Keith Henry Brown

$18.99 $17.66

My Moms Love Me

My Moms Love Me

Anna Membrino and Joy Hwang Ruiz

$17.99 $16.73

Hatchet (Reissue)

Hatchet (Reissue)

Gary Paulsen

$8.99 $8.36

New Kid: A Newbery Award Winner

New Kid: A Newbery Award Winner

Jerry Craft

$12.99 $12.08

Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

Ibram X. Kendi, Jason Reynolds, et al.

$15.99 $14.87

Worm Loves Worm

Worm Loves Worm

J J Austrian and Mike Curato

$18.99 $17.66

Worm Loves Worm was challenged for LGBTQIA+ content.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

Christopher Paul Curtis

$8.99 $8.36

This book has been challenged for "inappropriate language and violence."

This Day in June

This Day in June

Gayle E. Pitman and Kristyna Litten

$15.95 $14.83

This book has been challenged for its inclusion of LGBTQIA+ content. In 2019, a local religious activist checked out four copies of the book from the Orange City Public Library and burned them live over Facebook. However, not only did people send in donations to help replace the books, a GoFundMe and several Facebook fundraisers were set up, raising thousands of dollars to replace damaged materials.

Melissa (Previously Published as George)

Melissa (Previously Published as George)

Alex Gino

$8.99 $8.36

This book has been challenged, restricted and banned for LGBTQIA+ content, conflicting with a religious viewpoint, and not reflecting “the values of our community.” In 2017, author, Alex Gino even raised money to purchase copies of the book when administration for Wichita, Kansas school district restricted school librarians from using system funds to purchase the book.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor

$9.99 $9.29

This book has been banned and challenged to be removed from many school libraries for its "harsh depictions of racism and its use of racial slurs."

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice

Ann Hazzard, Marietta Collins, et al.

$16.99 $15.80

This book was challenged for “divisive language” and because it was thought to promote anti-police views.

Prince & Knight

Prince & Knight

Daniel Haack and Stevie Lewis

$17.99 $16.73

This book was challenged and restricted for featuring a gay marriage and LGBTQIA+ content.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

$19.99 $18.59

In 1988, the book was banned from a Colorado public library, who argued that the book was sexist.

Wrinkle in Time

Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

$8.99 $8.36

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, et al.

$8.99 $8.36

This book was challenged and restricted for including LGBTQIA+ content.

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You

Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth

$25.95 $24.13

This book was challenged banned, and relocated for LGBTQIA+ content; for discussing gender identity and sex education; and for concerns that the title and illustrations were “inappropriate.”

I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz

Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, et al.

$18.99 $17.66

This book was banned, restricted, or challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, for a transgender character, and for confronting a topic that is 'sensitive, controversial, and politically charged.'

Antiracist Baby Board Book

Antiracist Baby Board Book

Ibram X. Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky

$8.99 $8.36

Challenged and removed from school districts due to racial themes.

Hop on Pop: The Simplest Seuss for Youngest Use

Hop on Pop: The Simplest Seuss for Youngest Use

Dr Seuss

$5.99 $5.57

In 2014 formal complaint was sent to Toronto Public Library claiming that the book “encourages children to use violence against their fathers” by hopping on them. (Fairytales Staff would like to add a very professional "LOL" to this one. Sheesh!)

The Family Book

The Family Book

Todd Parr

$7.99 $7.43

This book was banned from an Illinois school district because of a reference to same-sex parents.