The Complete List of Banned & Challenged Books by State

Banned Books Week is on the horizon (October 1-7)! To prepare, check out this interactive list of every book that’s been banned or challenged in the U.S. since the start of the 2022 school year, compiled and presented by Harper’s Bazaar. Click here to browse the lists and learn more.


Books Banned or Challenged in Pennsylvania (Click the links to find them at our library!)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


Melissa (previously published as George) by Alex Gino


Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan


Real Live Boyfriends. Yes, Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren’t Complicated I Wouldn’t Be Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart


Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi


Beloved by Toni Morrison


The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison


The Family Book by Todd Parr


Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult


And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson


More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera


Drama: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemaier


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas