Banned Books Week

 

The current movement within the United States to ban books from shelves is unprecedented in scope. Oblong Books stands against censorship in all its forms and supports librarians, educators, and booksellers who work to defend and expand access to books for all. Never has the fight to protect the freedom to read been more urgent or more critical. We stand with and support organizations including NCAC, ABFE, PEN America, and the ALA in their efforts

Useful Resources:

If you are faced with a book ban or challenge in your community, here are some helpful resources for support:

 

Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781637150726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

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Attack of the Black Rectangles By A. S. King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338680522
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge By Richard Ovenden Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780674271104
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Belknap Press - May 3rd, 2022

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635575583
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

We Are Not Broken By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780759554603
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice By Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433828546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

Speak 20th Anniversary Edition By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250302359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

American Born Chinese By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250811899
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 23rd, 2021

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul (Adapted by), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

Stamped (para niños): El racismo, el antirracismo y tú / Stamped (For Kids) Raci sm, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul (Adapted by), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781644735961
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Published: Vintage Español - July 5th, 2022

All American Boys By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

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The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062498540
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) By Jesse Andrews Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419719608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - April 21st, 2015

This Book Is Gay By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728254326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 7th, 2021

What's the T?: The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary By Juno Dawson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728254036
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 7th, 2022

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781609806064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triangle Square - July 28th, 2015

Prince & Knight By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499810950
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: little bee books - April 28th, 2020

Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338801897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 7th, 2021

And Tango Makes Three By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Front Desk (Front Desk #1) (Scholastic Gold) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780063056671
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394747231
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon - August 12th, 1986

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How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536207217
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Published: Candlewick - May 18th, 2021

Heavy: An American Memoir By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

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

Brown Girl Dreaming By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story By Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Thank You, Omu! By Oge Mora Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

All Are Welcome By Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Julián Is a Mermaid By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

Ghost (Track #1) By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062882776
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 5th, 2022

Ghost Boys By Jewell Parker Rhodes Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Refugee By Alan Gratz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017