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February 13, 2015, 13:18
Caterwauller
Banning Books and Chicago Schools
There was quite a kerfuffle in the library world a few years ago when Chicago Public Schools ordered to remove all copies of the graphic novel Persepolis from classrooms and libraries. They shrugged it off as a misunderstanding but it turns out it was not. This article just came out in one of the journals I read: How CPS Officials Decided to Ban

I thought some of you might find it interesting.


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February 13, 2015, 16:22
Proofreader
You mean those two "bad" words were enough to cause banning of a book in CHICAGO? Those kids never heard those words before?


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February 13, 2015, 18:53
WeeWilly
Human history is fraught with utter stupidity, and I don't suppose it will end here.


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February 14, 2015, 05:53
Geoff
You sure it wasn't Houston, not Chicago?
At least they let the "advanced placement," i.e. smarter than the administrators kids read it.
February 14, 2015, 21:48
Kalleh
We talked about this here.
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You mean those two "bad" words were enough to cause banning of a book in CHICAGO? Those kids never heard those words before?
Remember it wasn't Chicago, it was the Chicago Public Schools. At any rate, let's hope it's back on the shelves. It had created quite a hullabaloo.