It's Freedom to Read Week! To celebrate, we are highlighting some graphic novels that have been challenged in schools and libraries. We have a special section in this newsletter with a few books for you to check out.
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
🎭Drama is a graphic novel written by American cartoonist Raina Telgemeier which centers on the story of Callie, a middle school student and theater-lover who works in her school's drama production crew.
🧕 Persepolis is an autobiographical series by Marjane Satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran and Austria during and after the Islamic Revolution.
📚 Gender Queer is Maia Kobabe's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.
☀️ This One Summer is the story of two friends, Rose and Windy, during a summer away from home as they begin to explore their interest in boys and pay attention to the emotional lives of adults around them.