Led by Florida and Texas, more than 1,600 books were banned from school libraries during the last school year, and that number is increasing. Here’s a look at The 50 most banned books in America. It’s particularly upsetting to see Beloved and The Bluest Eye on this list as I wrote my college thesis on the former and taught the latter in several high school classes. The idea that some clown on a local school board has the power to keep Toni Morrison off the shelf is truly disturbing.