Banned Books & YA Classics Signed by Raina Telgemeier, Mariko Tamaki, Hope Larson, and More!

Check out some of the books that topped ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 list and other classic Young Adult titles, including This One Summer signed by Mariko Tamaki, Drama and Sisters signed by Raina TelgemeierA Wrinkle in Time signed by Hope Larson, and Lumberjanes signed by Noelle Stevenson! Follow the links provided or keep reading for more details!

ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 list was released last week, naming This One Summer as the most challenged book of the year. In 2016, CBLDF defended This One Summer against multiple challenges claiming that it was inappropriate for young readers. Drama also made the list for the second year because of a Texas challenge claiming the book contains “politically, racially, or socially offensive” content. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read these books yet, grab a copy and decide for yourself! You can also read more about our involvement in these cases, as well as cases involving other books on the list, here. Help support the First Amendement and CBLDF’s fight for your right to read, donate today!


Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer tells the story of two girls as they grow up over the course of a tumultuous summer. This book is a New York Times bestseller, has won both a Printz and Caldecott Honor Award, and made its way to the #1 spot on ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016. Support this wonderful graphic novel and its creators by donating here to grab a copy signed by Mariko Tamaki!

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Don’t miss out on New York Times bestselling author and Eisner Award-winner Raina Telgemeier’s compelling young adult graphic novels! Sisters is a companion book to Smile, and follows the relationship between two sisters during a road trip across the American West — donate here to grab your copy, signed by Raina Telgemeier! Drama tells the story of a middle-school set designer struggling with drama on and off-stage — this book also landed second on ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016. Donate here to grab a copy signed by Raina, and support her right to free expression!


Whether you’re already a fan of the book, or if you’re just looking for a great new graphic novel, don’t miss out on Hope Larson’s comic adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel, A Wrinkle in Time. Grab your own copy of this beautiful hardcover, signed by Hope Larson, by donating here!

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If you haven’t read this best-selling Young Adult series yet, it’s about time to check it out — grab a copy of Lumberjanes Volumes One, Two, and Three! Get caught up with the intrepid campers at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types with your very own copy, signed by Noelle Stevenson! Check out all of our Lumberjanes books here!

Don’t miss out on these great items and more — visit the CBLDF Rewards Zone today! All proceeds benefit CBLDF’s important First Amendment work!