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The following titles were read at the 2021 Banned Books Week Read-Out on September 30, 2021. They represent the diversity of books banned for various reasons, noted in the legend for each, over time in the United States and elsewhere in  the world. Click on the image to access the title either from Rutgers University Libraries (RU-restricted) or WorldCat to find a copy in a library nearby.

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Shredded in public as “homosexual propaganda dangerous to children.”
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Violence, sexual references, euthanasia, infantcide.
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Explicit sexuality including homosexuality and interracial relationships.
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Use of obscene language, depictions of sexual acts, lack of patriotism, and mentions of homosexuality.
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Un-American, leftist propaganda.
The cover of the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Offensive language, sexually explicit material, depictions of homosexuality, unsuited to age group, religious viewpoints, violence.