We are glad to hear that “The Book of Bunny Suicides,” by the British author Andy Riley is back on the shelves of Central Linn High School Library, in Halsey, Oregon.
The book was challenged this fall by the parent of a student who had refused to return the book stating that its content is unsuitable for children.
“It is a comic book, but that’s not funny. Not at all,” Anderson told the Albany Democrat-Herald newspaper. ‘I don’t care if your kid is 16, 17, 18. It’s wrong.”
It is a 2003 Bestseller comic book, which depicts a collection of cartoons showing a rabbit attempting to put an end to his life in odd ways. While some may object to the book’s dark humor about suicide, it may help to open discussions about the subject of adolescent suicide. In addition, some may find it helpful as a literacy tool. The book is available again, and unrestricted at the Central Linn High Library after the school board voted this Monday, 5-1, to keep it.