Banned Books BINGO

This Banned Books Week, read a banned book!

Happy Banned Books week!

This week sheds light on the literature that has been challenged and banned across the country.

 

For various reasons across history, many books have been taken off of shelves and out of classrooms.  Right now, we're in an explosion of book banning — especially of books containing antiracist and LGBTQIA themes.  Texas has been a hotspot for book censorship, with a recent report showing 801 bans across 22 school districts, but it's happening all over the country.

To start conversations and encourage the reading and discussion of these challenged books, we've put together a Banned Books Bingo for Young Readers!

Get Your Bingo Sheet

Or explore the full list of our Banned Book Bingo books below

 

Want to learn more about book censorship?  Check out this great infographic from the American Library Association — or explore the top 10 banned books of 2021 at Brilliant Books!

 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

And Tango Makes Three By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space By Shaun David Hutchinson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534448544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338801897
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 7th, 2021

Ghost Boys By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316262286
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

Ground Zero By Alan Gratz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062498540
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter By Shani King, Bobby C. Martin, Jr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shani King, Bobby C. Martin, Jr (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884488897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 19th, 2021

Heather Has Two Mommies By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763690427
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2016

King and the Dragonflies (Scholastic Gold) By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338129342
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 3rd, 2022

Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Monday's Not Coming By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062422682
Availability: Backordered
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

New Kid By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Out of Darkness By Ashley Hope Pérez Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780823445035
Availability: Backordered
Published: Holiday House - September 10th, 2019

Prince & Knight By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499805529
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312674397
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

Spin with Me By Ami Polonsky Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250802095
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Square Fish - February 15th, 2022

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul (Adapted by), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

This Book Is Gay By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728254326
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 7th, 2021

This Day in June By Gayle E. Pitman, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433816581
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2014

This Is Your Time By Ruby Bridges Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593378526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - November 10th, 2020