- Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher
Originally published in 2007, this New York Times bestseller has resurfaced as a controversial book after Netflix aired a TV series by the same name. This YA novel was challenged and banned in multiple school districts because it discusses suicide.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie
Consistently challenged since its publication in 2007 for acknowledging issues such as poverty, alcoholism, and sexuality, this National Book Award winner was challenged in school curriculums because of profanity and situations that were deemed sexually explicit.
- Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
This Stonewall Honor Award-winning, 2012 graphic novel from an acclaimed cartoonist was challenged and banned in school libraries because it includes LGBT characters and was considered “confusing.”
- The Kite Runner written by Khaled Hosseini
This critically acclaimed, multigenerational novel was challenged and banned because it includes sexual violence and was thought to “lead to terrorism” and “promote Islam.”
- George written by Alex Gino
Written for elementary-age children, this Lambda Literary Award winner was challenged and banned because it includes a transgender child.
- Sex is a Funny Word written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth
This 2015 informational children’s book written by a certified sex educator was challenged because it addresses sex education and is believed to lead children to “want to have sex or ask questions about sex.”
- To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, considered an American classic, was challenged and banned because of violence and its use of the N-word.
- The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas
Despite winning multiple awards and being the most searched-for book on Goodreads during its debut year, this YA novel was challenged and banned in school libraries and curriculums because it was considered “pervasively vulgar” and because of drug use, profanity, and offensive language.
- And Tango Makes Three written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole
Returning after a brief hiatus from the Top Ten Most Challenged list, this ALA Notable Children’s Book, published in 2005, was challenged and labeled because it features a same-sex relationship.
- I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
This autobiographical picture book co-written by the 13-year-old protagonist was challenged because it addresses gender identity.
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This database is published by the American Psychological Association and provides bibliographic, plus full text and multimedia of psychological tests from the early 1900s to the present. Continue reading “PsycTests: Now available on the Database A-Z list at Milne!”
Find more than 1.3 million Middle Age and Renaissance citations via the Iter Bibliography; browse through the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, and take a digital tour of the Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition. Milne Library is your source for all resources Medieval! Continue reading “Milne is Getting Medieval For YOU!”
Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo is excited to share with you an OER search tool that we have developed called OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search). Full URL: https://oasis.geneseo.edu/
We have gathered more than 155,000+ records from 52 different sources that have been carefully selected in collaboration with SUNY OER Services.
Notice the new round shelving right in the middle of the Main Floor Study Area? It’s loaded with Feature Film DVDs!
Milne’s collection of popular movies are now more visible to patrons. Milne also has an extensive collection of Educational DVDs, which are currently available on the lower level. Continue reading “Feature Films on the Main Floor!”
Welcome, Students! As the semester begins and due dates for your research assignments and projects approach, see what assistance (and time savings) a research librarian can offer you!
Librarians can help you: brainstorm and refine your research topic, locate scholarly research, materials, and/or data, help you cite information, and much more!
Milne Library welcomes our new Scholarly Communications Librarian and liaison to Sciences and Mathematics, Jonathan Grunert.
Jon’s background includes experience in the sciences and with instruction at Colorado State University–Pueblo and Virginia Tech.