Fox & Wit Weekly Book Recommendations: Banned or Challenged Books

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Every week we'll put together a list of book recommendations which you can find here on our blog but also our instagram @foxandwit if you'd like to give us a follow!

This week's recommendations are banned or challenged books. When I was a professor I made my students read and study banned books during banned book week as 🖕🏼to the system. Last week was banned book week but I wanted to continue the importance of reading banned books ✨all year round ✨ so here’s a list of challenged books to read whether you buy or borrow from your library (assuming your library hasn’t banned them.)

So read banned books and share that love with the young adults and teens in your life. Because if you noticed, the books challenged and banned are books about the queer, BIPOC experience. These books aren’t a threat to children. Protect the children is a bullshit excuse and we know it. These books are a threat to white cisheterpatriarchy.

Gender Queer a Memoir by Maia Kobabe

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee


Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley


Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

Lobizona by Romina Garber

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender


Cinderella is Dead by Kaylynn Bayron

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas


And lastly,

Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson


We hope you enjoyed this themed recommendation on banned or challenged books!
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