The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom released the top ten most frequently challenged books list of 2012 as part of the State of America's Library Report on Monday, April 15.
Chicago Public Schools may think their letter regarding the attempted ban of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis provides an adequate defense for their actions, but today’s letter from the Kids Right to Read Project unquestionably eviscerates CPS’s argument.
Chip Kidd -- designer extraordinaire, writer, comics devotee, and CBLDF supporter -- has added his voice to the cacophony decrying the attempt to ban Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis in Chicago schools. Recently, Kidd compiled a series of #FreePersepolis memes, calling on people to share them on social media:
The attempt to ban Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis from Chicago schools awoke immediate protest among students, teachers, parents, and free speech advocates such as CBLDF.
Last night, WTTW's Chicago Tonight aired a 15-minute segment trying to get to the real story about the reported Persepolis ban.
Friday saw the quick action of Banned Books Week sponsor CBLDF and other free speech advocates in defense of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, which was reportedly removed from the classrooms and library of Lane Tech College Prep in the Chicago public school district at the order of Chicago Public Schools, which oversees the district.