Forbidden books we can’t forget

"For several years, there has been censorship and prohibition of books - especially those that cover LGBT or racial themes - under the pretexts of obscenity and violence. These words must be recognized for what they are: codes that seek to sell intolerance under a culture of purity and sanitization." 
Por Paola Saucedo
Jul 12, 2022

Roe vs. Wade was neither the beginning nor the end of the worrying wave of intolerance and misinformation in the United States. 

For several years, there has been censorship and prohibition of books – especially those that cover LGBT or racial themes – under the pretexts of obscenity and violence. These words must be recognized for what they are: codes that seek to sell intolerance under a culture of purity and sanitization. 

It is important to recognize that beyond politics, libraries, both school and public, are spaces that must collect a wide range of knowledge that can serve readers to inform themselves, learn, and reflect.



 Libraries are not here to tell us what to think, but to give us the opportunity to constantly construct and deconstruct opinions as we acquire knowledge.

For this reason, here is a list of books that have been victims of these prohibitions, so that we are not too.

 1-The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison 

2-In the Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado

 3-Far from the Tree – Andrew Solomon 

4-Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out – Susan Kuklin 

5-Gender Queer: A Memoir – Maia Kobabe 

6-All Boys Aren’t Blue – George M. Johnson 

7-Lawn Boy – Jonathan Evison 

8-Red at the Bone – Jacqueline Woodson 

9-Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult 

10-The Bridge – Bill Konigsberg

Paola Saucedo

Paola Saucedo

Politics & Democracy writer from The Bookish Man.
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