Dara Plath of the National Coalition Against Censorship writes: “With the aid of the American Library Association’s Top Banned Authors lists, NCAC has compiled this list of 10 books that excite our minds and hearts with their powerful stories—and were nonetheless challenged or banned in school and libraries. . . . These authors tell important stories of survival in the South during slavery, black struggle in the North during the bustling 1920s and 1930s, and the search for identity that many faced in the 20th century.”