Banned Books Week and Graphic Novels
Banned Books Week is scheduled for September 21-27, 2014, and has a comic book and graphic novel focus this year. Every year the American Library Association (ALA), along with the national book community, celebrates the freedom to read and raises awareness of censorship and banned/challenged books by celebrating Banned Books Week. With MVCC’s Graphic Novel Symposium happening this Thursday and Friday (September 18-19) I thought this article, by Ian Chant from Library Journal, was apropos.
MVCC Library has many of the challenged graphic novels in its collection:
- Bone by Jeff Smith
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- The Sandman Omnibus by Neil Gaiman
- Watchmen by Alan Moore
Check them out as we defend your right to read! To see a list of more banned/challenged comic books and graphic novels check out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s (CBLDF) list here. To find out more about Banned Books Week and how you can help prevent censorship check out the CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Handbook, where you can also contribute to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.