PRH on Tour: Catch the Banned Wagon

By Kat La Mantia | September 25 2023 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllBlog

The Banned Wagon is hitting the road for change and coming to a city near you! PRH is partnering with PEN America, Little Free Library, and the Freedom to Read Foundation for a bookmobile tour across the south in the first week of October. The Banned Wagon will be stocked with twelve banned books to give away at each of its bookshop tour stops along the route to get books into the hands of people who need and want them most.

For more information about the tour and other banned books resources, check out the Banned Wagon website! See below for a look at the books going on tour and to check if the Banned Wagon is coming to your town.

Banned Wagon Tour Schedule:

Oct 1, 2023 (Sun) | Atlanta/Decatur, GA | Charis Books & More | 1:00 PM EDT
Oct 3, 2023 (Tue) | Nashville, TN | The Bookshop | 3:00 PM CDT
Oct 5, 2023 (Thu) | New Orleans, LA | Baldwin & Co. | 9:00 AM CDT
Oct 7, 2023 (Sat) | Houston, TX | Kindred Stories | 1:00 PM CDT
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, bought and sold by the billions, with devastating effects on her family. Now in paperback, this phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of ethics, race, and medicine colliding; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter's persistent desire to know her mother.
$18.99 US
Mar 08, 2011
5-3/16 x 8
400 Pages

Dear Martin
A #1 New York Times bestseller!"Raw and gripping." -Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys"A must-read!" -Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U GiveRaw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.
$12.99 US
Sep 04, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
240 Pages
Age 14 and up

How to Be an Antiracist
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
$18.99 US
Jan 31, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
400 Pages
One World

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Featuring a heartrending new foreword by Oprah Winfrey and the classic artwork from the original 1970 edition, this repackaged edition of Maya Angelou's groundbreaking literary debut is presented anew for adoring fans and first-time readers alike.
$18.00 US
Apr 21, 2009
5-5/8 x 8-1/4
304 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

I Am Jazz
The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere"This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in “Orange Is the New Black”)From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.
$18.99 US
Sep 04, 2014
10-1/2 x 9
32 Pages
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years

Too Bright to See
A National Book Award Finalist "A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review
$8.99 US
Jun 07, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
224 Pages
Dial Books
Age 10 and up

The Magic Fish
(A Graphic Novel)
In this gorgeous graphic novel that Entertainment Weekly called "one of the most astounding . . . of the year," fairy tales are the only way one teen boy can express himself to his parents, who are Vietnamese immigrants. But how will he find the words to tell them that he's gay?
$17.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
5-3/4 x 8-1/4
256 Pages
Random House Graphic
Age 12 and up

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
The very first picture book about the incredibly inspiring history of the Gay Pride Flag!
$18.99 US
Apr 10, 2018
8-3/4 x 11
48 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 5-8 years

The Kite Runner
The #1 New York Times bestselling novel beloved by millions of readers the world over.“A vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people [of Afghanistan] have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence—forces that continue to threaten them even today." –New York Times Book Review   The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.   Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers.
$18.00 US
Mar 05, 2013
5-1/8 x 8
400 Pages
Riverhead Books

The Handmaid's Tale (Movie Tie-in)
In this seminal work of speculative fiction, the Booker Prize-winning author asks: In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Now a 10-episode TV series produced by MGM Television for Hulu, starring Elizabeth Moss (Madmen), Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black), Joseph Fiennes, and Max Minghella.
$15.95 US
Apr 18, 2017
5-3/16 x 8
336 Pages

The Bluest Eye
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A PARADE BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace. In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. Here, Morrison’s writing is “so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry” (The New York Times).
$16.00 US
May 08, 2007
5-3/16 x 8
224 Pages

Award-winning Speak author Laurie Halse Anderson's New York Times bestselling poetic memoir and call to action, which garnered eight starred reviews!
$11.99 US
Mar 10, 2020
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
320 Pages
Penguin Books
Age 14 and up