The Enfield, Connecticut, Board of Education has removed Matthew Loux’s graphic novel Sidescrollers from the ninth grade Summer reading list. It was removed after a parent complained about the titles use of profanity and sexual references. This is one for libraries to pay heed to because it shows that a well received title can still be challenged. Sidescrollers was a 2008 Young Adult Library Services Associations “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” list and Publisher’s Weekly praised it in it’s review. It is unclear if the Board removed it without review or if they removed it to pend review per their policy. Follow the link below to Comic Book Legal Defense Funds site for more information.
Graphic Novel Removed from Reading List
September 11th, 2012 RAB