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Titles on Reading List 'Frequently Challenged Children's Books'

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Titles on 'Frequently Challenged Children's Books'

The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 image
The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Lexile: 920

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This One Summer image
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Lexile: 300

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Bridge to Terabithia image
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond

Lexile: 810

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants image
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Lexile: 720

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The Great Gilly Hopkins image
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Lexile: 800

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Drama image
Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama

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Lexile: 320

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry image
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Lexile: 920

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Dragonwings image
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

Lexile: 870

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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health image
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

Lexile: Unknown

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Julie of the Wolves image
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George and John Schoenherr

Lexile: 860

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It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families image
It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

Lexile: Unknown

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James and the Giant Peach image
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

Lexile: 790

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Olive's Ocean image
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes

Lexile: 680

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Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret image
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Lexile: 570

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Blubber image
Blubber by Judy Blume

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Lexile: 610

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Hop on Pop image
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

Lexile: 190

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And Tango Makes Three image
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, and Henry Cole

Lexile: 520

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The Fighting Ground image
The Fighting Ground by Avi

Lexile: 580

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My Brother Sam Is Dead image
My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Lexile: 770

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My Princess Boy image
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and Suzanne DeSimone

Lexile: Unknown

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This Day in June image
This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman and Kristyna Litten

Lexile: Unknown

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The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq image
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter

Lexile: 640

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Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan image
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter

Lexile: 630

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The Chocolate War image
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Lexile: 820

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Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story image
Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters and Lauren Stringer

Lexile: Unknown

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The Amulet of Samarkand image
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Lexile: 800

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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus image
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus

Lexile: 380

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The Slave Dancer image
The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox and Keith Eros

Lexile: 970

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In the Night Kitchen image
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Lexile: 480

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The Egypt Game image
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder and Alton Raible

Lexile: 1010

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The Sign of the Beaver image
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Lexile: 770

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Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume image
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume by Jeff Smith

Lexile: Unknown

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I Am Jazz image

Lexile: Unknown

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The Boy Who Lost His Face image
The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar

Lexile: 570

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My Mom's Having a Baby! image
My Mom's Having a Baby! by Dori Hillestad Butler and Carol Thompson

Lexile: Unknown

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The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree image
The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain and Andrew Glass

Lexile: 720

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What's the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys image
What's the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

Lexile: Unknown

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My Brother's Hero image
My Brother's Hero by Adrian Fogelin

Lexile: 620

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Draw Me a Star image
Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle

Lexile: 240

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King & King image
King & King by Linda deHaan and Stern Nijland

Lexile: Unknown

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Cuban Kids by George Ancona

Cuban Kids

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folklore image
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folklore by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell

Lexile: 640

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Stolen Children image
Stolen Children by Peg Kehret

Lexile: 730

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Holly's Secret image
Holly's Secret by Nancy Garden

Lexile: Unknown

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Pinkerton, Behave! image
Pinkerton, Behave! by Steven Kellogg

Lexile: 270

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A Light in the Attic image
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Lexile: Unknown

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The Story of Little Black Sambo image
The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman and Christopher Bing

Lexile: Unknown

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Uncle Bobby's Wedding image
Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

Lexile: 530

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The Family Book image
The Family Book by Todd Parr

Lexile: 200

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The Sissy Duckling image
The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein and Henry Cole

Lexile: 650

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Where's Waldo? image
Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford

Lexile: Unknown

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Walter the Farting Dog image
Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray, and Audrey Colman

Lexile: 490

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Dead Man in Indian Creek image
Dead Man in Indian Creek by Mary Downing Hahn

Lexile: 820

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