Graphic Novels

Marjane Satrapi to CPS: ‘Find your Brain Again. Stop Lying’

By |2016-01-14T12:18:10-05:00April 9th, 2013|Blog|

Khury Petersen-Smith of caught up with Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi to talk about the shady restrictions being placed on the teaching of her book in Chicago. Again, Satrapi showed her insight and savvy and aptly expressed the utter confusion and dismay we are all feeling: What is so horrible in my book that you need guidance? Am I inviting people to [...]

Chicago Public Schools Demands ‘Persepolis’ Be Removed from Classrooms

By |2020-01-05T23:15:56-05:00March 18th, 2013|Blog|

Photo by Chris Walker/ Chicago Tribune Teachers and students gathered outside Lane Tech College Prep in the freezing rain Friday for a spirited protest. "Honk if you love free speech," and "Closing Schools. Banning Books. What's next?" students' signs read. The protest was organized in response to the revelation that the Chicago Public School Board had evidently mandated [...]

“Disgusting” Alan Moore Book Pulled from Greenville Libraries

By |2020-01-03T14:17:47-05:00January 8th, 2013|Incidents|

Despite recommendations by a library committee that the book be retained, Alan Moore's Neonomicon was pulled from library shelves in Greenville, South Carolina. The library services director who ultimately made the decision called the book "disgusting" in an interview with The Greenville Times


Banned Authors Speak: Matt Loux

By |2019-03-07T23:32:02-05:00October 4th, 2012|Blog|

School is back in session, and that means censorship attempts are back en force as well. Kids' Right to Read has tackled several challenges to summer reading selections recently, including on to Sidescrollers, a graphic novel by Matt Loux (Oni Press). The book about a group of slacker friends, was named one of the Young Adult Library Association's top ten [...]

Graphic Novel “Sidescrollers” Cut from Enfield Summer Reading List

By |2019-03-14T17:46:34-04:00September 5th, 2012|Blog|

A parent of an incoming freshman in Enfield, CT took a complaint about the graphic novel Sidescrollers to the district Board of Education and succeeded in having the book axed from the list. In addition, the board decided to take responsibility for creating the reading list out of the hands of its teachers and funnel it through a board committee and [...]

Graphic Novels and Comic Books, They’re Not Just for Kids

By |2019-03-07T23:32:01-05:00June 18th, 2012|Blog|

In fact, many of them contain the sorts of things you might not want a young child to see. Like video games, the market for comic books and graphic novels has a broader demographic appeal than 50 or 60 years ago. If your child does read, say, the dark and graphic work Neonomicon by Alan Moore, however, the answer may be [...]

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