Read Banned Books: Sex

Here are books that some people have banned or attempted to ban for their discussion or depiction of sex. They are sometimes discussed alongside those dealing with LGBT people or pregnancy.

TitleAuthorFirst publishedRecent incident
A Court of Mist and Fury Sarah J. Maas 2016 2022
Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman 1855 1881
Gender Queer: A Memoir Maia Kobabe 2019 2023
All Boys Aren't Blue George M. Johnson 2020 2021
Candide Voltaire 1759 1944
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison 1970 2022
Beloved Toni Morrison 1987 2013
Ulysses James Joyce 1922 1920

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