Banned Books

Because let's face it, #bannedbooksweek is every week and we all deserve the #freedomtoread—especially adorable comics about young, queer people, but everything else, too.

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish

by Lil Miss Hot Mess Author and Olga de Dios Author

This colorful tale encourages young readers to boldly be exactly who they are. Written by a founding member of the…

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Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel

Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel

by Alice Oseman Author

In this first installment of the graphic novel series Heartstopper, Charlie Spring meets rugby player Nick Nelson, and…

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You : A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You : A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

by Jason Reynolds Author and Ibram X. Kendi Author

"This is not a history book...at least not like any history book you read in school." This is imaginative…

$18.99

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Gender Queer: A Memoir

Gender Queer: A Memoir

by Maia Kobabe Author

Articulating your identity to yourself is often times just as hard as articulating it to other people, It can take years…

$24.99

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Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

by Art Spiegelman Author

In this book, now banned from schools in the state of Tennessee, follow Art Spiegelman as he reckons with his own…

$16.95

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Maus II: A Survivor's Tale - And Here My Troubles Began

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale - And Here My Troubles Began

by Art Spiegelman Author

In this second installment of Maus, author Art Spiegelman continues to document his efforts to come to terms…

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas Author

When a sixteen-year-old black girl, Starr Carter, witnesses the murder of her friend by a police officer, her surburban…

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In the Dream House: A Memoir

In the Dream House: A Memoir

by Carmen Maria Machado Author

A hypertext memoir, in a series of vignettes, some in the style of a choose-your-own adventure novel that traps you in…

$26.00

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New Girl Law: Drafting a Future for Cambodia

New Girl Law: Drafting a Future for Cambodia

by Anne Elizabeth Moore Author

When Moore, a writer and independent publisher, brought her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia…

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Prince & Knight

Prince & Knight

by Daniel Haack Author and Stevie Lewis Illustrator

What's a prince to do, when he's making the women swoon - but he sings a different tune? An adorably illustrated…

$17.99

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This One Summer

This One Summer

by Jillian Tamaki Illustrator and Mariko Tamaki Author

Every summer, Rose goes with her family to their lake house at Awago Beach, and every summer Rose looks forward to it.…

$18.99

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

by Alison Bechdel Author

Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel-turned-musical (which, by the way, won the 2015 Tony Award for Best…

$18.99

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Lumberjanes Vol 1: Beware the Kitten Holy

Lumberjanes Vol 1: Beware the Kitten Holy

by Grace Ellis Author, N.D. Stevenson Author, Brooke A. Allen Illustrator and Maarta Laiho Illustrator

Summer camp just isn't the same without supernatural creatures! At camp Lumberjanes, there's plenty to occupy…

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They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei Author, Justin Eisinger Author, Steven Scott Author and Harmony Becker Illustrator

History calls them "internment camps" as if that helps lessen the blow of how we once imprisoned Japanese…

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The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker

by Jen Wang Author

An arranged marriage in France at the dawn of the modern age encourages a Prince to love himself as he is with a…

$17.99

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1984: The Graphic Novel

1984: The Graphic Novel

by George Orwell Author and Fido Nesti Illustrator

In this stunning adaptation of George Orwell's famous novel, illustrator Fido Nesti brings Winston Smith's grim…

$22.00

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On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography of George Orwell's Masterpiece

On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography of George Orwell's Masterpiece

by D.J. Taylor Author

Have you ever heard the world we live in sometimes described as Orwellian? Well, you can thank Nineteen Eighty-Four for…

$16.00

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The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrisson Author

Nobel Prize Winner Toniy Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye tells the story of a young African-American woman,…

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Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel

Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel

by Kurt Vonnegut Author

Layered within short paragraphs and snippets of dialogue, the antiwar stance Slaughterhouse-Five takes delivers blows…

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Left Hand of Darkness

Left Hand of Darkness

by Ursula K. Le Guin Author

A lone human ambassador is sent to Winter, an alien world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants can change…

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood Author

This edition of Margaret Atwood's seminal dystopian novel features a deluxe binding with gilt edging, ribbon marker,…

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Brave New World

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley Author

Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature is a searching vision of an…

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Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain

by James Baldwin Author

In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of…

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

by Marjane Satrapi Author

Growing up can be a rough time in and of itself, so imagine living those childhood trials and tribulations in the…

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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

by Marjane Satrapi Author

Marjane Satrapi continues the humorous, heartrending story of her life growing up in Tehran, Iran, in the middle of the…

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

by George Orwell Author

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of…

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My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

by Derf Backderf Author

You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer—the most notorious serial killer since Jack the…

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This Book is Gay

This Book is Gay

by Juno Dawson Author

The much-needed instruction manual for everyone who's come out! Inside this book, you will find answers to all the…

$12.99

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Check, Please!: Book 1: #Hockey

Check, Please!: Book 1: #Hockey

by Ngozi Ukazu Author

As a once-figure skater joins a college hockey team, he has to face his fear of the violent sport while harboring a…

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Sex is a Funny Word

Sex is a Funny Word

by Cory Silverberg Author and Fiona Smyth Illustrator

Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smith modernize the age-old "birds and the bees" talk with this fun, inclusive, and…

$25.95

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Nickel and Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By in America

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

by Barbara Ehrenreich Author

In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich, inspired by the then-recent welfare reforms and curious about the life of those that those…

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs

Put the Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel Author

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to wear it on a t-shirt? Let's celebrate fun and raciness.…

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Not a book, but this wholesome t-shirt sure has been banned!