Thanks to a post from Utah Parents United (who I will affectionately reference as Q-UTiP), we now have access to a fantastic reading list on books about marginalized and oppressed identities, particularly books dealing with race and LGBT issues.
Books on this list are Teacher’s Picks, finalists and winners of awards for National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, Stonewall Book Award, and the Pura Belpré Award. Many of these books are on the New York Times bestseller list. Several have been adapted to film.
DONATE BOOKS HERE: I’m providing a link to the Q-UTiP Banned Books list on amazon.com, where you can purchase any of these books for distribution to Little Free Libraries in our community, and to any 501(c)3 organizations based in Utah that are willing to accept book donations.
BUY YOUR OWN BOOKS HERE: You can peruse the list of Q-UTiP’s “banned” books below, sorted alphabetically by title. The links in the table go to the amazon.com page where you can purchase the book for yourself, if desired.
- Article: Pornography and censorship: Controversial books returned to Utah school libraries’ shelves, Andrea Zapata, The Daily Universe
- Article: Removing books limits our growth, student tells Canyons School Board, Amy Donaldson, KSL
- Article: Utah library advocates offer e-book, ideas to help parents navigate ‘book banning’ controversy, Amy Donaldson, KSL
- Article: Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries, Amy Donaldson, KSL