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Children's Literature

Find information about the CSULB University Library's children's collection as well as information about children's literature in general.

Banned and Challenged Books

"A book worth banning is a book worth reading"

Everyday books are still being challenged and removed from shelves, libraries, classrooms and reading lists.

For more information on book challenges in the U.S. see these links:

Talking to Kids about Banned Books

Top 10 Most Challenged Books 2020

top 10 most challenged books 2020

2019 Top 10 Most Challenged Books

top 10 challenged books of 2019

Banned and Challenged Picture Books

In the Night Kitchen

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The Stupids (Series)

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Bumps in the Night

And Tango Makes Three

Where the Wild Things Are

Banned and Challenged Children's Nonfiction

Asking about Sex and Growing Up

It's So Amazing!

100 Questions and Answers about AIDS

How Babies Are Made

The Upstairs Room

Banned and Challenged Children's Poetry


You Hear Me

How to (Un)Cage a Girl

Where the Sidewalk Ends


Banned and Challenged Children's Fiction

Bridge to Terabithia

The Fighting Ground

The Devil's Storybook

The Indian in the Cupboard

The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (Series)

A Wrinkle in Time

Banned High School Books

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Lord of the Flies

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The Handmaid's Tale

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The Kite Runner

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To Kill a Mockingbird

The Catcher in the Rye

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Of Mice and Men

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Bless Me, Ultima

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Brave New World

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Fahrenheit 451

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The Lovely Bones

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The House of the Spirits

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Flowers for Algernon

Banned and Challenged YA Books


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Girl Goddess #9

On My Honor