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2010-2011 school year: day twelve

Posted in comics with tags , on September 30, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Yes, I know it’s Thursday. Work with me people.

As it’s Banned Books Week, The Huffington Post has a list of ten graphic novels that are frequently challenged in libraries.

It’s an interesting list, with some very strange challenges (Maus is “anti-ethnic”? Bone contains drug use? News to me!) with which I don’t really agree. I have several of these books in my classroom (Watchmen, Maus, Bone) but they live on the filing cabinet next to my desk and are lent out on a “parental consent only” basis. Well, Bone sits up there because I have the One Volume edition for my class and the spine is cracked, but you see my point.

Honestly, if nothing else, the list serves for a great “What a novice comics reader should read” list as most of the challenged books are the best of what the medium has to offer.