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Challenges to Children’s Picture Books with LGBTQ Themes: A 30-Year Review

Jennifer Steele


For more than thirty years, the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has collected data regarding banned and challenged books in the U.S. Since this record keeping began, books with LGBTQ themes have made up a significant portion of the challenged books listed on the ALA’s Top 100 Most Challenged Books of the decade lists and Top 10 Most Challenged Books of the year lists.

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