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February 6, 2023 | History

Banned & Challenged Books by School System

This collection focuses on books that have been challenged or banned in school systems.

note to patrons
If you know of a school system that has challenged or banned books and you would like to contribute to this collection, YOU CAN!
All you have to do is create a list here on Open Library with the books that have been targeted, and then send the link to your list HERE. If you have a news article/source to send with the link, that would be very helpful! Our staff will be able to create a new carousel using your list.

Alpine School District

"Fifty-two books by 41 authors will be removed from the libraries of the Alpine School District in Utah, the state’s largest district, following a decision made by the district."

Conroe ISD

"Conroe schools will remove from library shelves some books and materials that have come under fire for LGBTQ themes and sexual content, but will allow students to check them out with their parent’s permission" source

Eanes ISD

"The following resources have been formally challenged for review. Once a challenge review has been completed, the decision will be posted below. According to Board Policy EF (Local), only a form submitted by a parent of an Eanes ISD student, an Eanes ISD staff member, or a resident in the Eanes ISD attendance zone will be considered." Source: Eanes ISD

Forsyth County

“The Forsyth County school system says it removed eight books from its school libraries in January 2022 on Aug. 15, 2022 the district said seven of the titles would be kept, but only in high schools. One was to be removed from all library shelves: “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” a memoir about growing up Black and queer.” source

Goddard School District

"The Goddard School District has removed more than two dozen books from circulation in the district’s school libraries, citing national attention and challenges to the books elsewhere."
The following books have been ordered to be removed from circulation in Goddard school libraries: Source: KMUW

Keller ISD

"Parents and community members have challenged 33 books in Keller schools since October, all of which are reviewed by a district-formed book committee." WFAA Article
Keller List

Leander ISD

Leander ISD banned the following books from their school libraries in November 2021 source

McMinn County Schools

In January 2022, the McMinn county school board voted to remove the novel "Maus" from all of its schools.

Texas - Challenged in 2021

"NBC News sent public records requests to nearly 100 school districts in the Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin regions — a small sampling of the state’s 1,250 public school systems — and found 86 formal requests to remove books from libraries last year, the vast majority coming during the final four months of the year." source


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