Of course, we here at Fanpup are all huge fans of literature, especially when people tell us not to read books and graphic novels because of “questionable content”. Here’s a few of our favorite banned graphic novels and books from the ALA’s growing list.
Alexander: The complete persepolis
Morgan: Harry Potter
Becky: His Dark Materials
Melinda Sordino begins her freshman year after her reputation was slaughtered over the summer when she busted a party by calling the cops. But she is hiding a secret of what happened that night at the party; she was sexually assaulted by an older student. For this reason, this book gets challenged frequently in many schools across the country, despite that in the end, Melinda becomes brave enough to speak about what happened to her and heal in spite of her horrible experience. The issues that come up in young adult literature; smoking, drug use, sexual activity, questioning authority, and abuse, these are all things that kids can and will be exposed to at some point in some form or another. Books are a key way of exploring these difficult topics and opening a window to them without putting them in real danger. Without Speak, I would have never figured out what I wanted to do with my life. I think of how many people won’t have those new doors opened for them because they missed out on that one book that could have changed their life, and that’s really a shame. It is also on track to be a graphic novel in fall 2016, which I am sure will also make the ALA’s banned books list.