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Ideal Bookshelf 1223: Banned Books

Ideal Bookshelf 1223: Banned Books

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Here is a stack of books challenged and/or banned recently, mostly new but I included a few classics just to remind us all how crazy it is. Personally, I think banning books is just a futile attempt for adults to try to exert control over kids who are trying hard to learn how to be adults and need every bit of data they can get from all sources. And not only is controlling kids’ minds totally wrong AND basically impossible, but if that’s the goal then books are (by far!) the last thing anyone should be attacking (oh hi, social media). Also, this control-seeking is often just a manifestation of irrational hatred for anyone in any way different from the hater.

On the positive side, books that get banned often get an uptick in sales; Art Spiegelman’s classic graphic novel Maus is now on Amazon’s bestseller list, 30+ years after publication, thanks to a Tennessee school district banning it for “rough language” and a drawing of a nude woman.

In any case, this print makes a great reading list!

  • First offered in April 2022
  • Archival pigment ink print on fine art paper
  • Based on original paintings by Jane Mount


  • The Bluest Eye by Tony Morrison
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  • Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
  • The Outsider by S.E. Hinton
  • Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
  • The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis
  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  • Stamped by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi 
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green 
  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone 
  • This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell, Aurélia Durand
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard 
  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
  • Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman 
  • Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg, Fiona Smyth
  • Melissa by Alex Gino 
  • All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • Anne Frank by Anne Frank

Framing & Sizing Info

We partner with our friends at Simply Framed to offer custom framing in your choice of frame, plus an appropriately-sized white mat and UV-shielding plexiglass. (You can see more details in our FAQ.)

Please note, if you order a framed 8 x 10" print or painting, it will arrive in a frame that is about 11.75 x 13.75". An 11 x 14" print or painting will be in a 16.75 x 19.75" frame, and a 16 x 20" in a 22.75 x 26.75" frame.

As all the frames are custom fit to the prints, framing your work adds 2-3 weeks to your delivery time, but it is SO worth it, we promise.

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