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"Persepolis" graphic novel BANNED by Chicago public schools; sales increase at bookstores

 
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03/20/2013 11:12 AM
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"Persepolis" graphic novel BANNED by Chicago public schools; sales increase at bookstores
LINCOLN SQUARE Some Chicago neighborhood bookstores saw a rush on the graphic novel "Persepolis" over the weekend as readers snapped up copies in the wake of a CPS book banning controversy.

"Whatever we had, we sold," reported Suzy Takacs, owner of Lincoln Square's The Book Cellar.

Author Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel series "Persepolis I," "Persepolis II" and "The Complete Persepolis" was at the center of an uproar Friday following orders from Chicago Public Schools to remove it from the CPS curriculum for 7th graders.

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett cited "graphic language and images" in the book, a memoir of the author's childhood in Iran in the 1970s and '80s as she lived through the Islamic Revolution and the war with Iraq.


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03/20/2013 11:34 AM
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"She found it "shocking and ironic" that a book about freedom and freedom of expression would itself be restricted by CPS."
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03/20/2013 11:35 AM
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The only comment on that page is the best one.

"The best way to get someone to read a book is to ban it."
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03/20/2013 11:50 AM
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Re: "Persepolis" graphic novel BANNED by Chicago public schools; sales increase at bookstores
one of the best comics i've ever read better than holiday episode of The Simpsons

when all kinds of books or comics were banned then this world would be darkness
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Re: "Persepolis" graphic novel BANNED by Chicago public schools; sales increase at bookstores
"She found it "shocking and ironic" that a book about freedom and freedom of expression would itself be restricted by CPS."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35626914


Freedom has become a very unpopular and frightening concept here in the land of the free.

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