Greenville librarian says decision to ban graphic novel wasn't made lightly

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 00:33
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Blake Carver (not verified)

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:19

She read the book.

“It was disgusting,” she said, declining to label it obscene or pornographic.

She acknowledged the library has many books that deal in such detail with the very same subject matter — racism, rape, murder, sex — but for her, the pictures gave her pause.

Her decision to pull the book was the first time she had overruled her staff’s recommendation and the fifth time she had removed material from the library after a complaint.

“I call it de-selection,” she said. (Using de-selection instead of censorship is Newspeak)

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