Celebrate Your Right to Read Comics!
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:28pm by anned
It's Banned Books Week and this year ALA and CBLDF have joined forces to raise awareness of frequently challenged comics. In the last few years, attempts to ban critically acclaimed graphic novels Persepolis and Barefoot Gen made international headlines. Other comics attacked in recent years include the all-ages classic Bone by Jeff Smith, which made ALA’s list of the ten most challenged books in 2013, as well as acclaimed books for adult readers like Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. Learn more about which comics have been banned or challenged here.
Local Banned Books Week events:
- A conversation with Jim Ottaviani and Phoebe Gloeckner about comics and censorship. Tuesday, September 23 at 4:00 pm in UM’s Hatcher Library Gallery.
- Comics Are Great podcast with guest Dave Carter. Watch the live stream here Wednesday September 24 at 12:30 pm.