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Freedom to Read: Challenged Books in Canada

To underline the relevance and importance of Freedom to Read Week and censorship issues, we have created a list of Canadian books that have been subject to censorship, banned or legally challenged in Canadian schools and libraries recently and in past decades. This list has been adapted from the Freedom to Read Week "List of Challenged Books and Magazines." You can find the full list at

by Kerry Clare · Tagged banned books, freedom to read week

When Everything Feels like the Movies

by (author) Raziel Reid

This One Summer

by (author) Mariko Tamaki
illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

The Book Of Negroes

A Novel

by (author) Lawrence Hill


The Helen Betty Osborne Story

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson

Essex County Volume 1: Tales From The Farm

by (author) Jeff Lemire


The Celebration and the Struggle

by (author) Robin Stevenson

Young in One Another's Arms

by (author) Jane Rule
introduction by Katherine V. Forrest

Hey Dad!

by (author) Brian Doyle

A Jest of God

by (author) Margaret Laurence
afterword by Margaret Atwood

Glory Days and Other Stories

by (author) Gillian Chan

Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs

illustrated by Frank Asch

Asha's Mums

by (author) Rosamund Elwin & Michele Paulse
illustrated by Dawn Lee

Hold Fast

by (author) Kevin Major

Who Is Frances Rain?

by (author) Margaret Buffie

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

by (author) Mordecai Richler
afterword by David Carpenter

The Shepherd's Granddaughter

by (author) Anne Laurel Carter

Penguin Modern Classics the Wars

by (author) Timothy Findley
foreword by Guy Vanderhaeghe

Bad Medicine - Revised & Updated

A Judge’s Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community – Revised & Updated

by (author) John Reilly

Barometer Rising

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Hugh MacLennan

Listen to Me, Grace Kelly

by (author) Sandy Frances Duncan

Penguin Celebrations - Lives of Girls and Women

by (author) Alice Munro

Matthew and the Midnight Flood

by (author) Allen Morgan

Who's in Maxine's Tree

by (author) Diane Carmel Léger
illustrated by Darlene Gait

Such Is My Beloved

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Morley Callaghan

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