Tiny Digital Banned Book Library

This digital library hosts books that are being banned or challenged by Republicans - Conservatives - Fascists - and Christian Nationalists who are actively trying to ban information.

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This digital library links to books that are being banned or challenged by Republicans, Conservatives, fascists, and Christian Nationalists who are actively trying to ban information. People who normally say they are for “free speech” are against people having access to both historical and modern information about a broad range of topics. From LGBTQA+ rights and books about being queer, to the violent history of slavery, Jim Crow, and Black history in general. Trying to ban books that talk about the Japanese internment camps during WWII, or graphic novels about the holocaust. This is a direct attempt to block access to real and accessible information.

Information wants to be free, and no person should be denied access to books simply because someone doesn’t agree with them. We should allow people to live their lives and be able to read about topics that might resonate with them. We can’t ignore history or lie about it. We can’t deny the humanity of people by invalidating who they love, or how they identify. We can’t allow states, governments, and corporations to lie to people, feeding them misinformation for political gain. And so - in a small way, with a server in hand, or a website, or a blog, or a tweet, someone has decided to share the books that some think should be banned.

As with everything in this world, this is a work in progress. A living document that will morph depending on what is going on in the world. This list may branch into different directions but one thing will always be made clear: States, governments, corporations will not crush us. We will fight back for our autonomy to love who we want to love, be who we want to be, exist in this world. It’s not enough to sit idly by. Fight in any way you can.


  1. Accessing the books
  2. Book List
  3. Replication


This site only includes links to banned books, this account and the people that share this info are not responsible for hosting the books or maintaining the sites that do. Want them taken down? (First off - screw you.) And secondly, take it up with the site owners.

Book List

These are some of the most challenged/banned books according to the ALA. Click on the title to download the book.

Use the IPFS download links, Library Genesis and Z-Library have been taken down.

  1. Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
  2. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
  3. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
  4. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
  5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  8. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  9. This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson
  10. Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin
  11. George by Alex Gino
  12. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
  13. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  14. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  17. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  18. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller
  19. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
  20. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  21. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
  22. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson illustrated by Henry Cole

Florida State Specific Lists

Florida is leading the charge in banning books. At the moment most school libraries are empty as the state has come in and removed large sections of books. The govenor of Florida, Ron DeSantis signed into law the “Stop Woke Act”, which prohibits in-school discussions about racism, oppression, LBGTQ+ issues and economic inequity. This is a testing ground for more bills and for more laws to be passed. Republican city and state governments have been passing their own bills and laws to attempt to censor schools and public libraries but these efforts have been localized in specific areas. However, if republicans gain control of the government in the next national election, we can expect to see these books possibly banned from all schools and public libraries.

Florida State Ban List - Thanks to PEN America

This is an incomplete list of the top most banned books in the state of Florida. This list is incomplete because some of these books are not available at the moment. This was updated Feburary of 2023. Source: https://pen.org/banned-books-florida/

Use the IPFS download links, Library Genesis and Z-Library have been taken down.

  1. The Haters by Jesse Andrews
  2. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
  3. Infandous by Elana K. Arnold
  4. Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
  5. What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold
  6. Forever… by Judy Blume
  7. Before She Was Harriet, by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome
  8. Chik Chak Shabbat, by Mara Rockliff and Kyrsten Brooker
  9. Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales
  10. Islandborn, by Junot Díaz and Leo Espinosa
  11. One Green Apple, by Eve Bunting and Ted Lewin
  12. Sulwe, by Lupita Nyong’o and Vashti Harrison
  13. Zen Shorts (Zen Series), by Jon J. Muth
  14. 10,000 Dresses, by Rex Ray and Marcus Ewert
  15. All Around Us, by Xelena Gonzalez
  16. Amina’s Voice(Amina’s Voice Series), by Hena Kahn
  17. The Berenstain Bears and the Big Question (The Berenstain Bears Series) by Jan and Stan Berenstain
  18. The Best Man, by Richard Peck
  19. Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, by Chief Seattle and Susan Jeffers
  20. Carter Reads the Newspaper, by Deborah Hopkinson and Don Tate
  21. The Color of My Words, by Lynn Joseph
  22. Dash (Dogs of World War II Series), by Kirby Larson
  23. A Day’s Work, by Eve Bunting
  24. A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story from Nepal, by Margarita Engle, Amish Karanjit, Nicole Karanjit, and Ruth Jeyaveeran
  25. The Double Life of Pocahontas, by Jean Fritz
  26. Extra Credit, by Andrew Clements
  27. A Family Is a Family Is a Family, by Sara O’Leary and Qin Leng
  28. Fatty Legs: A True Story, by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Liz Amini-Holmes
  29. Flying the Dragon, by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
  30. Gaby, Lost and Found, by Angela Cervantes
  31. The Garden of My Imaan, by Farhana Zia
  32. The Gold-Threaded Dress, by Carolyn Marsden
  33. Gracefully Grayson, by Ami Polonsky
  34. Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog, by Pamela S. Turner and Yan Nascimbene
  35. A Handful of Stars, by Cynthia Lord
  36. The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship between a Boy and a Baseball Legend, by Sharon Robinson
  37. Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, by Robbie Robertson, and David Shannon
  38. Indian No More, by Charlene Willing McManis, and Traci Sorell
  39. It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas
  40. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World, by Ashley Herring Blake
  41. Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper (Jasmine Toguchi Series), by Debbi Michiko Florence, and Elizabet Vukovic
  42. A Little Piece of Ground, by Elizabeth Laird, Sonia Nimr and Bill Neal
  43. A Long Pitch Home, by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
  44. Lost Boys, by Darcey Rosenblatt
  45. Lucky Broken Girl, by Ruth Behar
  46. Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (Dyamonde Daniel Series), by Nikki Grimes, and R. Gregory Christie
  47. The Mighty Miss Malone, by Christopher Paul Curtis
  48. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher Series), by Dana Alison Levy
  49. The Moon Within, by Aida Salazar
  50. Most Valuable Players (Rip and Red Series), by Phil Bildner and Tim Probert
  51. he Mud Pony, by Caron Lee Cohen
  52. My Name Is María Isabel, by Alma Flor Ada, Kathryn Dyble Thompson and Ana M. Cerro
  53. My Name Is Sally Little Song, by Brenda Woods
  54. The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi
  55. The Night Diary, by Veera Hiranandani
  56. Niño Wrestles the World
  57. Other Words for Home, by Jasmine Warga
  58. Pink Is for Boys, by Robb Pearlman and Eda Kaban
  59. The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes, by Duncan Tonatiuh
  60. Proud: Living My American Dream (Young Readers Edition), by Ibtihaj Muhammad
  61. Sadako, by Eleanor Coerr and Ed Young
  62. Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War, by Duncan Tonatiuh
  63. The Sound of Silence, by Katrina Goldsaito and Julia Kuo
  64. Starry River of the Sky, by Grace Lin
  65. Stella Brings the Family, by Miriam B. Schiffer and Holly Clifton-Brown
  66. The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Street, by Gayle E. Pitman
  67. The List of Things That Will Not Change, by Rebecca Stead
  68. To Night Owl from Dogfish, by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
  69. The Turtle of Oman (The Turtle of Oman Series), by Naomi Shihab Nye and Betsy Peterschmidt
  70. Two Roads, Joseph Bruchac
  71. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
  72. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac
  73. Winter Candle Frame, by Ashford Jeron and Stacey Schuett

Keller ISD

This list was taken from a recently shared email from Keller ISD in Texas about a list of books they are removing from students and taking off the shelves. Tweet source is at this link Use the IPFS download links, Library Genesis and Z-Library have been taken down.

  1. Fade by Mcmann, Lisa
  2. The Assassin’s Blade by Maas, Sarah J.
  3. SOLD by McCormick, Patricia
  4. Queen of Shadows by Maas, Sarah J
  5. Eleanor & Park by Rowell,Rainbow
  6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Asher, Jay
  7. Check, Please! by Ngozi, Ukazu
  8. The Black Flamingo by Atta, Dean
  9. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  10. Throne of Glass by Maas, Sarah J
  11. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  12. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  13. Wintergirls by Anderson, Laurie Halse
  14. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  15. Heroine by McGinnis, Mindy

Index of all books banned across states

This is taken from the PEN america list of banned books across almost every school district and state in the US. This list will be updated over time. Source: PEN Index of Banned Books

Breakdown of the book bannings: https://pen.org/banned-in-the-usa/

PEN America categorized the types of stories — themes, characters, topics — reflected in the 1,145 titles that have been banned based on how these issues were identified by publishers or major reading databases. The results show a wide range of titles being targeted, with some consistent themes. Many of the categories below overlap. Identities: Titles that deal explicitly with LGBTQ+ topics, or have LGBTQ+ protagonists or prominent secondary characters have been a major target in the current wave of book bans. This is reflected in the Index, with 379 such titles (33%), including a distinct subset of 84 titles that deal with transgender characters and topics (7%). Fiction novels and non-fiction books with protagonists of color also made up a significant part of banned books in the Index, including 467 titles (41%). Books dealing with Jewish and Muslim characters and religious/ethnic themes have also been targeted, with 18 titles listed in the Index.

Use the IPFS download links, Library Genesis and Z-Library have been taken down.

  1. Ace of Spades by Àbíké-Íyímídé, Faridah
  2. Clap When You Land by Acevedo, Elizabeth
  3. The Poet X by Acevedo, Elizabeth
  4. Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name Series) by Aciman, André
  5. My Name Is María Isabel by Ada, Alma Flor
  6. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha Series) by Adeyemi, Tomi
  7. Half of a Yellow Sun by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
  8. Cool for the Summer by Adler, Dahlia
  9. The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister by Agell, Charlotte
  10. How It All Blew Up by Ahmadi, Arvin
  11. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Ahmed, Samira
  12. Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Ahmed, Sara K.
  13. Here’s to Us by Albertalli, Becky
  14. Kate in Waiting by Albertalli, Becky
  15. Leah on the Offbeat (Simonverse Series) by Albertalli, Becky
  16. Love, Creekwood: A Simonverse Novella (Simonverse Series) by Albertalli, Becky
  17. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse Series) by Albertalli, Becky
  18. The Upside of Unrequited (Simonverse Series) by Albertalli, Becky
  19. What If It’s Us (What If It’s Us Series) by Albertalli, Becky
  20. Indivisible by Aleman, Daniel
  21. The Undefeated by Alexander, Kwame
  22. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Alexander, Michelle
  23. Thunder Boy Jr. by Alexie, Sherman
  24. Girls Like Us (2019) by Alger, Cristina
  25. The House of the Spirits by Allende, Isabel
  26. The Ballad of Ami Miles by Alley, Kristy Dallas
  27. Bless Me, Ultima by Anaya, Rudolfo
  28. The Weight of the Stars by Ancrum, K.
  29. Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable Series) by Anders, Charlie Jane
  30. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Anderson, Carol
  31. Shout by Anderson, Laurie Halse
  32. Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Andrews, Arin
  33. The Haters by Andrews, Jesse
  34. And Still I Rise by Angelou, Maya
  35. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Angelou, Maya
  36. Modern Romance: An Investigation by Ansari, Aziz
  37. Duels and Deception by Anstey, Cindy
  38. LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Apelqvist, Eva
  39. Wishtree by Applegate, Katherine
  40. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Armentrout, Jennifer L.
  41. A Boy Called Bat (A Boy Called Bat Series) by Arnold, Elana K.
  42. Damsel by Arnold, Elana K.
  43. Infandous by Arnold, Elana K.
  44. Red Hood by Arnold, Elana K.
  45. What Girls Are Made Of by Arnold, Elana K.
  46. The Black Flamingo by Atta, Dean
  47. Raise the Stakes by Atwood, Megan
  48. Rising Out by Azmitia, M.
  49. Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Baldacchino, Christine
  50. Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Banaji, Mahzarin R.
  51. One Man Guy by Barakiva, Michael
  52. Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys Series) by Barnes, Derrick
  53. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Barnes, Derrick
  54. Peter Pan by Barrie, James Matthew
  55. They Called Themselves The K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
  56. Wonders of the Invisible World by Barzak, Christopher
  57. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Bashardoust, Melissa
  58. Cinderella Is Dead by Bayron, Kalynn
  59. The Sky Is Mine by Beashel, Amy
  60. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (Questioneers Picture Books Series) by Beaty, Andrea
  61. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Bechdel, Alison
  62. Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Becker, Helaine
  63. Lucky Broken Girl by Behar, Ruth
  64. Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens by Belge, Kathy
  65. Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism by Bell, Derrick
  66. Alan Cole Is Not a Coward by Bell, Eric
  67. Death Wind by Bell, William
  68. La tormenta by Bell, William
  69. Great by Benincasa, Sara
  70. Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
  71. I Kissed Alice by Birch, Anna
  72. Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place by Bird, Jackson
  73. My Invented Life by Bjorkman, Lauren
  74. Boy2Girl by Blacker, Terence
  75. Girl Made of Stars by Blake, Ashley Herring
  76. Bowery Girl by Blakemore, Kim Taylor
  77. Someone I Used to Know by Blount, Patty
  78. Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM by Bolden, Tonya
  79. A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Bongiovanni, Archie
  80. Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community by Born This Way Foundation Reporters
  81. Be Gay, Do Comics: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib by Bors, Matt
  82. Bruised by Boteju, Tanya
  83. Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Boteju, Tanya
  84. Allies: Real Talk About Showing Up, Screwing Up, And Trying Again by Bourne, Shakirah
  85. Summer Bird Blue by Bowman, Akemi Dawn
  86. Will by Boyd, Maria
  87. The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Braden, Ann
  88. Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Brown, Echo
  89. Be Strong, Be Wise: The Young Adult’s Guide to Sexual Assault Awareness and Personal Safety by Carpenter, Amy R.
  90. How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity by Cart, Michael
  91. Rebel Girl Revolution (Fat Angie Series) by Charlton-Trujillo, E. E.
  92. The Name Jar by Choi, Yangsook
  93. Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Conley, Garrard
  94. Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms by Cook, Maria
  95. Happy families by Davis, Tanita S.
  96. Team BFF: Race to the Finish! (Girls Who Code Series) by Deutsch, Stacia
  97. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by DiAngelo, Robin
  98. Mixed Me! by Diggs, Taye
  99. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
  100. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

This list will keep getting updated, as of Febuary 20, 2023 the full list of banned or challenged books across the nation is about 1,600.


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