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Iowa Banned Books List

These are just a FRACTION of titles that were recently Banned (removed) &/or Challenged (attempted removal) by Iowa Schools under Senate File 496! We do not abide by the removal of literature, so we are bringing them straight to you! Our source? The Des Moines Register Database of Library Books Removed in Iowa School Districts.
  • A Scatter of Light

    Lo, Malinda
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    An Instant New York Times Bestseller "Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of ...

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  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Hosseini, Khaled
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    Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Thousand Spl...

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  • All Boys Aren't Blue

    Johnson, George M.
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    A New York Times Bestseller! Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories. In a series of personal essays, promine...

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  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
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    Now a major motion picture starring Max Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, and Eva Longoria!A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) Aristotle is an angry teen ...

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  • Beach Read

    Henry, Emily
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    A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everythi...

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  • Beloved

    Morrison, Toni
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    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A spellbinding novel that transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate...

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  • Bitter

    Emezi, Akwaeke
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    From National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi comes a companion novel to the critically acclaimed Pet that explores both the importance and cost ...

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  • Blood Water Paint

    McCullough, Joy
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    Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment...

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  • Book Lovers

    Henry, Emily
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    A by the book literary agent must decide if happily ever after is worth changing her whole life for in this insightful, delightful new novel from t...

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  • Clap When You Land

    Acevedo, Elizabeth
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    In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet ...

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  • Concrete Rose

    Thomas, Angie
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    The Hate U Give, Book #0 International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in thi...

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  • Gender Queer

    Kobabe, Maia
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    In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever ...

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  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
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    NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST - From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists - a haunting ...

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  • Happy Place

    Henry, Emily
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    A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wis...

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  • Heartstopper: vol. 1

    Oseman, Alice
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    Heartstopper, Book #1 Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, lo...

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  • Heartstopper: vol. 2

    Oseman, Alice
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    Heartstopper, Book #2 The second book in the delightfully sweet Heartstopper series, featuring beautiful two-color artwork! Now streaming on Netfli...

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  • Heartstopper: vol. 3

    Oseman, Alice
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    Heartstopper, Book #3 The third volume in the poignant and sweet Heartstopper series, featuring beautiful two-color artwork!  Now streaming on Netf...

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  • Heartstopper: vol. 4

    Oseman, Alice
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    Heartstopper, Book #4 The fourth volume in the wonderfully sweet Heartstopper series, featuring gorgeous two-color artwork. Now streaming on Netfli...

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  • Heartstopper: vol. 5

    Oseman, Alice
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    Heartstopper, Book #5 Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything ...

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  • Homegoing

    Gyasi, Yaa
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    A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American no...

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  • House of Earth and Blood

    Maas, Sarah J.
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    Crescent City, Book #1 Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Br...

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  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

    Sánchez, Erika L.
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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A "stunning" (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself ...

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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Angelou, Maya
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    Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as see...

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  • It Ends with Us

    Hoover, Colleen
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    It Ends with Us, Book #1 In this "brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn't let go, long after you've finished it" (A...

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