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Omaha Reading Challenge 2021: Read a Book That Has Been Banned or Frequently Challenged
Created by Omaha Adult Librarians | 40 items
OPL librarians have created a series of reading challenges to help you stretch beyond your comfort zone. This list features titles suggested for you to complete the "Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged" challenge. The books featured on this list have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools across the country and the reasons have been cited. For more details on the reading challenge go to
Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Beloved Beloved
A Novel
Book - FICTION Morrison 1987
Bless Me, Ultima Bless Me, Ultima Book - FICTION Anaya 1972
Eleanor & Park Eleanor & Park Book - 2013
St. Martin's Griffin
Stamped Stamped
Racism, Antiracism, and You
Book - 2020
Little, Brown and Company
305.800973 Reynolds
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Audiobook CD - 2003
Recorded Books
This One Summer This One Summer eBook - 2014
Fun Home Fun Home
A Family Tragicomic
Book - 2006
Houghton Mifflin
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Audiobook CD - 2004
Random HouseListening Library
Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies Book - FICTION Golding 1954
The Hate U Give The Hate U Give eBook - 2017
The Color Purple The Color Purple
A Novel
Book - FICTION Walker 1982
Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia Book - jFICTION Paterson
To Kill A Mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird Book - FICTION Lee 1960
Elmer Gantry Elmer Gantry Book - 2007
Signet Classics
The Hunger Games The Hunger Games eBook - 2009
Something Happened in Our Town Something Happened in Our Town
A Child's Story About Racial Injustice
Book - 2018
Magination Press
jP Celano
Brave New World Brave New World Book - 2013
Everyman's Library , Alfred A. Knopf
1984 1984 Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2008
Playaway Digital Audio manufactured and distributed by Findaway World, LLC
PLAY Orwell
Almost Perfect Almost Perfect eBook - 2009
America (the Book) America (the Book)
A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
Book - 2004
Warner Books
320.973 Stewart
The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X Book - 1992
Ballantine Books
B X 1992
The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye Book - FICTION Morrison 1970
The Bookseller of Kabul The Bookseller of Kabul Book - 2003
Little, Brown
958.1 Seiersta
Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited
The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder : A Novel
Book - FICTION Waugh
Dreaming in Cuban Dreaming in Cuban
A Novel
Book - 2017
Ballantine Books
FICTION Garcia 1992
Freakonomics Freakonomics
A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Book - 2006
William Morrow
330 Levitt 2006
Gilgamesh Gilgamesh Book - 2004
Free Press
892.1 Gilgames Mitchell
Girl, Interrupted Girl, Interrupted Book - 1994
Vintage Books
B Kaysen 1994
Habibi Habibi Book - 2011
Pantheon Books
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book - 2002
Random House
B Angelou 2002
Invisible Man Invisible Man Book - FICTION Ellison 1947
A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying Book - FICTION Gaines 1993
Like Water for Chocolate Like Water for Chocolate
A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
Book - 1992 FICTION Esquivel 1992
Nickel and Dimed Nickel and Dimed
On (Not) Getting By in America
eBook - 2010
Nineteen Minutes Nineteen Minutes
A Novel
Book - 2007 FICTION Picoult 2007
Running With Scissors Running With Scissors
A Memoir
Book - 2002
St. Martin's Press
B Burroughs 2002
A Separate Peace A Separate Peace
A Novel
Book - FICTION Knowles
The Things They Carried The Things They Carried
A Work of Fiction
Book - 1990 FICTION O'Brien 1990
A Time to Kill A Time to Kill Book - FICTION Grisham 1989
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