Written and illustrated by Taro Yashima
Challenged by a school board member in the Queens, N.Y. school libraries (1994) because it "denigrates white American culture, promotes racial separation, and discourages assimilation." The rest of the school board voted to retain the book (Source: ALA, Banned Books 1994-1995)
Written and illustrated by Michael Willhoite
(Alyson Wonderland, 1990)
This was one of the first picture books to portray homosexuality in a positive light, making it a target for challenges. It was the second most challenged book 1990-1999.