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Banned Books Week: Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2021

by Zachary Brown on 2022-09-20T16:57:47-05:00 in Women and Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, English | Comments

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Image one: Banned Books Week

Image two: Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2021 - Book One: Gender Queer: Banned, challenged, and restricted for LGBTQIA+ content, and because it was considered to have sexually explicit images. Book Two: Lawn Boy: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit.

Image three: Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2021 - Book One: All Boys Aren't Blue: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content and profanity, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit. Book Two: Out of Darkness: Banned, challenged, and restricted for depictions of abuse, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit.

Image three: Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2021 - Book One: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and use of a derogatory term. Book Two: The Hate U Give: Banned and challenged for profanity, violence, promotion of an "anti-police" message, and "indoctrination of a social agenda."

Image four: Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2021 - Book One: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: Banned and challenged because it was considered sexually explicit and degrading to women. Image Two: The Bluest Eye: Banned and challenged because it depicts child sexual abuse and was considered sexually explicit.

Image five: Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2021 - Book One: Beyond Magenta - Transgender Teens Speak Out: Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit. Book Two: This Book Is Gay: Banned, challenged, relocated, and restricted for providing sex education and LGBTQIA+ content. 


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