Diversity in Banned/Challenged Books, 2000-09
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Author 1 Race
Author 2 Race
Author 1 LGBTQAuthor 2 LGBTQ
Author Disability
Diversity Content of Book/Series
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A Time to KillJohn GrishamWhiteIssue - Race
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Always RunningLuis RodriguezLatinoMain Character - Latino
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America: A NovelE.R. FrankWhiteMain Character - Biracial
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And Tango Makes ThreeJustin Richardson/Peter ParnellWhiteWhiteGayGayIssue - LGBT
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Are You There, God? It’s Me MargaretJudy BlumeWhiteIssue - Religion
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Athletic ShortsChris CrutcherWhiteIssue - Race, Issue - LGBT
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BelovedToni MorrisonBlackMain Character - African American
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Black BoyRichard WrightBlackMain Character - African American
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Bless Me UltimaRudolfo AnayaLatinoMain Character - Latino
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BlubberJudy BlumeWhiteSecondary Character - Asian American
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Brave New WorldAldous HuxleyWhiteIssue - Race
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Captain Underpants (series)Dav PilkeyWhiteADD
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Crazy Lady!Jane Leslie ConlyWhiteIssue - Disability
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Crazy: A NovelBenjamin LebertWhitePartially ParalyzedMain Character - Disabled
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CutPatricia McCormickWhiteIssue - Mental Illness
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Deal With It!
Esther Drill, Rebecca Odes, and Heather McDonald
UnknownUnknownSecondary Issue - LGBT
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Fallen AngelsWalter Dean MyersBlackMain Character - African American
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ForeverJudy BlumeWhiteSecondary Character - LGBT
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Friday Night LightsH.G. BissengerWhiteIssue - Race
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Go Ask AliceAnonymousWhite
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Gossip Girl (series)Cecily von ZiegesarWhiteSecondary Character - LGBT
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I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya AngelouBlackMain Character - African American
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In the Night KitchenMaurice SendakWhiteGay
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It’s Perfectly NormalRobie HarrisWhiteSecondary Issue - LGBT
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It’s So AmazingRobie HarrisWhiteSecondary Issue - LGBT
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Julie of the WolvesJean Craighead GeorgeWhiteMain Character - Indigenous/Yupik
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Kaffir BoyMark MathabaneBlackIssue - Race
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King and KingLinda de Haan and Stern NijlandWhiteWhiteMain Character - LGBT
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Life is FunnyE.R. FrankWhiteMain Character - Multiple POC
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Of Mice and MenJohn SteinbeckWhiteMain Character - Disabled
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestKen KeseyWhite
Issue - Mental Illness, Main Character - Biracial/American Indian
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Rainbow BoysAlex SanchezLatinoGayMain Character - LGBT, Main Character - Latino
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryMildred TaylorBlackMain Character - African American
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Snow Falling on CedarsDavid GutersonWhiteIssue - Race
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So Far From the Bamboo GroveYoko Kawashima WatkinsAsianMain Character - Japanese American
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Song of SolomonToni MorrisonBlackMain Character - African American
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SpeakLaurie Halse AndersonWhiteIssue - Mental Illness
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Staying Fat for Sarah ByrnesChris CrutcherWhiteIssue - Mental Illness
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Summer of My German SoldierBette GreenWhiteIssue - Religion
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The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark TwainWhiteMain Character - African American
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The Adventures of Super Diaper BabyDav PilkeyWhiteADDMain Character - African American
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The Bluest EyeToni MorrisonBlackMain Character - African American
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The Color PurpleAlice WalkerBlackQueerMain Character - African American, Main Character - LGBT
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The Fighting GroundAviWhiteDysgraphia
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The Handmaid’s TaleMargaret AtwoodWhiteIssue - Race, Issue - LGBT, Issue - Feminism
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The House of the SpiritsIsabel AllendeLatinoSetting - Chile
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The Joy of Gay SexDr. Charles SilversteinWhiteGayIssue - LGBT
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The Kite RunnerKhaled HosseiniAfghaniSetting - Afghanistan
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The Lovely BonesAlice SeboldWhiteMental Illness
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The Perks of Being a WallflowerStephen ChboskyWhiteSecondary Character - LGBT
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The TerroristCaroline B. CooneyWhiteIssue - Religion
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The Things They CarriedTim O’BrienWhiteSecondary Character - American Indian
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The Upstairs RoomJohanna ReissWhiteIssue - Religion
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To Kill A MockingbirdHarper LeeWhiteIssue - Race
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Whale TalkChris CrutcherWhiteMain Character - Biracial, Issue - Disability, Issue - Race
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What’s Happening to My Body BookLynda MadarasWhiteSecondary Issue - LGBT
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When Dad Killed MomJulius LesterBlack
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You Hear Me?Betsy FrancoWhiteIssue - LGBT, Issue - Race
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