Stand With the Banned: Free Access To Challenged Books for Teens and Tweens

Kadie Seitz, Librarian, Youth Services,
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Here at the library, we closely follow stories of books being banned or challenged throughout the country. It is the mission of the Los Angeles Public Library to provide free and easy access to information, ideas, books, and technology that enrich, educate, and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities. It is important that teens and their guardians have free access to books, especially as they grow and establish their identities.

It is also worth noting that most challenged books feature LGBTQIA-related topics or are by BIPOC authors.

Because we believe so strongly in the freedom of access to diverse titles, the Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to offer a list of frequently-challenged titles for teens and tweens that are always available, for free, for library cardholders.

If you don’t have a library card yet, you can get a digital library card here. All LAUSD students are already provided with free Student Success library cards. Can't remember your library card number? Contact us to recover your account.

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