Free Speech Advocates Defend Persepolis in Chicago

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 17:44 -- Betsy Gomez

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.

CBLDF joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and many more in sending a letter defending the book. Upon news of the removal, a protest was quickly organized, and students, teachers, and concerned parents gathered outside Lane Tech on Friday afternoon to add their voices in support of the graphic novel.

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