Thursday, October 30, 2008

Book Challenges - "Bunny Suicides"

Thanks to 2006 MLIS-er Robert Felthousen for sending us this story:

Mom wants to ban, burn "Bunny Suicides"
A Halsey mother has filed paperwork to have a popular graphic novel banned from the Central Linn High School library.

There's just one hitch: Taffey Anderson refuses to return "The Book of Bunny Suicides" to the school district so a committee can review her complaint.

She won't budge. In fact, she reportedly plans to burn the book.

It would appear that Anderson has since relented a bit: Bunny Suicides Complainant Douses Book-Burning Talk.
Anderson told American Libraries that the book was returned October 24 to the library, which serves both junior high and high school students. After the story was picked up by wire services and prompted unfavorable editorials and blog posts, Anderson softened her stance. “I was talking completely out of anger,” she said. “I did apologize in the newspaper and should never have said that, but I don’t think it’s a book for school-age children.” She also indicated she would be satisfied if the book was kept behind the circulation desk and restricted to high school students.

I'm guessing that Anderson wouldn't be a fan of David and Goliath's Goodbye Kitty line, eh?

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