Banned Books Week 2022

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Launched in 1982 BY the American Library Association, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community and is held each year in September. 

At Copperfish Books, we're actually turning Banned Books Week into Banned Books MONTH! For the whole month of September, come browse our special display of Banned Books. This year, we'll feature books banned in the U.S. on one side and books banned in Florida on the other side. If you can't make it in, please shop the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021 according to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. (See the books at the end of this event listing.) Either way, any regular-priced books will be 10% off.

And look for our new Banned Book bookmarks! We'll put these in all books that have been or are currently banned in the U.S. You are welcome to take one!

Here are some organizations working hard to fight book bans and challenges:

 

Event address: 
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Books: 
Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
Availability: OUT OF STOCK - Please contact store for expected availability
Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

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 write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.


Lawn Boy By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781616209230
Availability: OUT OF STOCK - Please contact store for expected availability
Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2019

Recipient of the 2019 Alex Award​​

“Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium--a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . .


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
Availability: OUT OF STOCK - Please contact store for expected availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!
Optioned for television by Gabrielle Union

Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories
Velshi Banned Book Club

Amazon Best Book of the Year
Indie Bestseller

Teen Vogue Recommended Read
Buzzfeed Recommended Read


Out of Darkness By Ashley Hope Pérez Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780823445035
Availability: IN STOCK - On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - September 10th, 2019

A dangerous forbidden romance rocks a Texan oil town in 1937, when segregation was a matter of life and death.

A Top Ten Most Challenged Book of the Year


The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062498540
Availability: IN STOCK - On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ·  William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: IN STOCK - On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) By Jesse Andrews Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419719608
Availability: IN STOCK - On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - April 21st, 2015

The New York Times bestselling novel that inspired the hit film!
 
This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death.
 
It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out.


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278449
Availability: IN STOCK - On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.
 


This Book Is Gay By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728254326
Availability: OUT OF STOCK - Please contact store for expected availability
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 7th, 2021

The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender!

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Intersex. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.


Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out By Susan Kuklin Cover Image
$15.99
Not Available
ISBN: 9780763673680
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.