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Welcome to the Redacted Readers page!  We are a group of book loving individuals who want to read and discuss the titles that are considered not appropriate for school libraries by some parents.  We meet once a month to discuss the book of choice to share personal opinions, thoughts and feelings about the selected book.

Below is a list of the more than 26 books challenged in Missouri in recent years.

Our book group is open to anyone who wants to read, discuss and understand potentially banned books!  Most of our meetings are on Zoom, but we will have some in person events happening around the Kansas City Northland area.  If you would like to join our group, please fill out the form by clicking the button below. 

You will be contacted by email regarding the next meeting.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us at  We hope you join us!

LP4PS Book Discussion Group Chairs: 

Mia Porterfield & Erin Sameck

Book titles being discussed across the state of Missouri.

All Boys Aren't Blue, George M. Johnson
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
Out of Darkness, Ashley Hope Perez
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
Lawn Boy, Jonathan Evison
Anger Is a Gift, Mark Oshiro
Blended, Sharon M. Draper
Fences, August Wilson
Heavy, Kiese Laymon
Lily and Dunkin, Donna Gephart
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, Dashka Slater
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Shermain Alexie
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, Heidi W. Durrow
This Book is Gay, Juno Dawson
This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki
Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard, Alex Bertie
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, Susan Kulin
A Lesson Before Dying, Earnest J. Gaines
Good Trouble: Lessons From the Civil Rights Playbook, Christopher Noxon
The Prince and the Dressmaker, Jen Wang
Harbor Me, Jacqueline Woodson
What Lane, Torrey Maldonado
American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang
Drama, Raina Telgemeier
And Tango Makes Three, Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Black Girl Unlimited, Echo Brown
Something Happened in Our Town, Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard
George, Alex Gino
Stamped, Ibram X. Kendi
All American Boys, Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
Flamer, Mike Curato
Monday's Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jackson
The Name Jar, Yangsook Choi
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Sotry, Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights, Malala Yousafzai, Sarah J. Robbins
Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison
The Day You Begin, Jacqueline Woodson/Rafael López
Where Are You From, Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim
Mae Among the Stars, Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington
I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World), Bradd Meltzer, Christopher Elipoulos
New Kid, Jerry Parks
#MurderTrending, Gretchen McNeil
Living Dead Girl, Elizabeth Scott
Crank, Ellen Hopkins
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
The Testaments, Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel), Margaret Atwood
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group, Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Looking for Alaska, John Green
Breathless, Jennifer Niven
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
A Totally Awkward Love Story, Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivision
Hey Kiddo: A Graphic Novel, Jarett J. Krosoczka
Hate List, Jennifer Brown
Thousand Words, Jennifer Brown
Maus I, Art Spiegelman