The Authors Guild Banned Books Club is a free virtual book club held on the social reading app Fable. Each month, the Banned Books Club presents a different work of fiction or nonfiction recently barred in one or more U.S. school districts or states.

Participating readers can log on to Fable anytime to access the moderated book discussion as well as valuable resources to help them get the most out of their reading experience. The first year’s selections were moderated by their authors─or if the author is deceased, a well-known writer with a special affinity with the work.

We will soon be bringing the Banned Books Club back for a second year, so stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, you can still join the club to access the commentary and resources for any of the past selections in the Fable app.

Past Selections

Two Boys KissingDavid Levithan
SpeakLaurie Halse Anderson
Red at the BoneJacqueline Woodson
Lawn BoyJonathan Evison
All American BoysJason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee (led by Sungjoo Yoon)
CrankEllen Hopkins
CasteIsabel Wilkerson
The Girl Who Fell from the SkyHeidi W. Durrow
Out of DarknessAshley Hope Pérez
The Bluest EyeToni Morrison (led by Lydia R. Diamond)

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