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Roundtable: Removing Persepolis from Chicago classrooms

Brigid Alverson
Persepolis-1

The recent removal of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis from some classrooms in the Chicago Public schools attracted a lot of attention. Although it first appeared that all the books were being removed, it turned out that the school district had had second thoughts about teaching it to seventh-graders, largely because of a single page depicting torture. [...]

Links: Hot properties

Katherine Dacey
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ICv2 has just released its list of the ten hottest kids’ comic properties from summer 2011. Not surprisingly, Diary of a Wimpy Kid hangs on to the top spot, but The Simpsons, Geronimo Stilton, and The Smurfs also make strong showings. For manga lovers, ICv2 has compiled separate  lists of the top ten shojo (girls’) [...]