Though no formal complaint had been filed, district officials in Enfield, CT thought it best to cut the graphic novel Sidescrollers from its summer reading list, after a citizen–who is not even a parent in the district–voiced her concerns about the book’s content to members of the media and to the school board. 

The Kids’ Right to Read Project, a joint intiative of NCAC and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, supported in part by AAP and the CBLDF, sent a letter to the members of the school board, urging them to follow their own procedures and to return the book. After all, as their own policies plainly state: "no parent nor group of parents has the right to negate the use of educational resources for students other than his/her own child." 


Enfield Sidescrollers Joint Letter