Banned and Challenged

Banned and Challenged Books

"...at one point, all books were banned to Black people on these shores."

"If this is the state of our education system, where, then, do we go for real learning—for what bell hooks called education as the practice of freedom? If our schools are under the control of the same government responsible for treating Black learning as a fugitive act; if the curriculum teaches us to praise Founding Fathers who owned our ancestors, beating and raping them at will; if the well-intentioned white teachers who come into our inner cities through Teach for America et al. know nothing of us; if our politicians can suddenly make laws banning not just books about our real history but also any books that make white students uncomfortable—if this is the state of our education system, where do we turn? We turn, more and more, to Black-owned bookstores."

From "Black-Owned Bookstores Safeguard Our History as Racists Try to Ban It" by St. Clair Detrick-Jules

“Marcus Books will stay the course”

-Cherysse Calhoun, co-owner of Marcus Books

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780593501719
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Published: Random House Large Print - January 4th, 2022

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375701870
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Monday's Not Coming Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062422682
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

The Hate U Give Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Ghost Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

All American Boys Cover Image
$12.99
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Monster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064407311
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Published: Amistad - March 5th, 2019

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
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Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice Cover Image
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The Poet X Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062662811
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Black Boy (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
By Richard Wright, John Edgar Wideman (Foreword by), Malcolm Wright (Afterword by)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780061443084
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - April 29th, 2008

The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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The Color Purple: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

Native Son Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

Kaffir Boy: The True Story Of A Black Youths Coming Of Age In Apartheid South Africa Cover Image
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Published: Free Press - October 7th, 1998

Woke Baby Cover Image
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Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel Cover Image
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When Dad Killed Mom Cover Image
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Buck: A Memoir Cover Image
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
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A People's History of the United States Cover Image
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Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
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Juliet Takes a Breath: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Gabby Rivera, Celia Moscote (Illustrator)
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Tyler Johnson Was Here Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

Momma, Did You Hear the News?: (Talking to kids about race and police) Cover Image
By Sanya Whittaker Gragg, Kim Holt (Illustrator)
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A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
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Dear Martin Cover Image
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The Day Tajon Got Shot Cover Image
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Blended Cover Image
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Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice Cover Image
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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
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How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
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So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
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Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (Critical America #20) Cover Image
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Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race (First Conversations) Cover Image
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Dear Justyce Cover Image
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Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
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Chocolate Me! Cover Image
By Taye Diggs, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
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A is for Activist Cover Image
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Me and White Supremacy: Young Readers' Edition Cover Image
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Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to the Streets Cover Image
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Published: Lerner Publications (Tm) - January 1st, 2021

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) Cover Image
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The Black Power Movement and Civil Unrest (Spotlight on the Civil Rights Movement) Cover Image
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Published: Rosen Young Adult - December 30th, 2017

Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter Cover Image
By Shani King, Bobby C. Martin, Jr (Illustrator)
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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK Cover Image
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Published: Ecco - October 27th, 2015

Between the World and Me Cover Image
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015