Recommended Reading



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Fight the Right and read challenged and banned books! School and public libraries are a holy battleground for conservatives all across America. Do your part to fight back against censorship by supporting library staff, circulating and recommending these titles, and challenging your worldview through literature. Everyone is entitled to read and write what they like, and all reading should be celebrated!

For Children and Teens:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
Melissa by Alex Gino
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
White Bird: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio

For Teens and Adults:
1984 by George Orwell
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Educated by Tara Westover
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
There There by Tommy Orange
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Sex Criminals by Matt FractionSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Audiobooks count too!