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Book Banning in Libraries

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All students -- no matter their background, sexual orientation, or gender identity -- deserve to feel safe and welcomed in schools, libraries and bookshops alike. Banning books because they contain LGBTQ+ content is a shameful attempt to silence LGBTQ+ stories. The dangerous practice of banning books is not new and has always been used by those who want to stunt progress, sow fear and division, and hide important truths. The Human Rights Campaign will always fight to ensure students have access to books that broaden their perspectives, help them learn and grow, and allow them to see themselves in literature and society. The books on our Welcoming Schools booklist do exactly that.”

Cheryl Greene, Director of Welcoming Schools Program

Past and Current Challenged LGBTQ+ Books

Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kovabe

"Gender Queer" is available for WIT users to borrow via the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium.

Book cover of Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kovabe

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

"Lawn Boy" is available for WIT users to borrow via the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium.

Book cover of Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson

"All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto" is available at Schumann Library and via the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium.

Book cover of All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson

This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson

"This Book is Gay" is available at Schumann Library and via the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium.

Book cover of Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

"Beyond Magenta" is available for WIT users to borrow via the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium.

Book cover of Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

“George” is available for WIT users to borrow via the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium.

“George” is available for WIT users to borrow via the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium.

Book cover of George by Alex Gino

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