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Illinois School Board Sensibly Votes Not To Remove Acclaimed, Award-Winning Memoir ‘Persepolis’ From Reading List

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Just as this year's comics-centric Banned Books Week was coming to a close, an Illinois school board has unanimously voted to keep Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis on the reading list of a local high school.

According to the State Journal-Register, a Glenwood High School parent complained to Principal Jim Lee (yes, that's his name) about the book, questioning why a teacher would ask students to read a book about Muslims on September 11. The parent also complained about a scene that shows a dismembered body and a man being tortured. Thankfully Lee just plain wasn't having it.

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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Handbook Exposes Banned Comics And Busts Some Myths

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Graphic novels and comics are the focus of this year's Banned Books Week, which starts up September 21, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is getting a head start on the festivities with its new handbook for the occasion, which features a cover by Bone writer/artist Jeff Smith.

The CBLDF's Banned Books Week Handbook not only offers up a list of a few comics that have been banned in US schools and libraries -- including Bone, Fun Home, Watchmen, Sandman, Blankets, and Persepolis -- and the reasons why, but also debunks some of myths surrounding banned books.

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‘Persepolis’ Banning Controversy Results in Improved Sales [Video]

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Chicago booksellers have reported increased sales of Persepolis following last week's controversy that saw the Marjane Satrapi 2003 graphic novel about the Iranian Revolution removed from some public schools over concerns of the depiction of torture. Teachers and students joined together to

Link Ink: ‘Powers’ Pilot Progress, ‘Ben 10′ Meets ‘Generator Rex’ and Real Life Mario Karts

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TV: FX is reworking the Powers pilot, but co-creator Brian Michael Bendis has reassured fans on Twitter about the continued health of the project.

Tech: Reviews for Wacom's delayed Inkling device are popping up around online. So far the outlook seems po

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The Animated Oscars: What If the Academy Truly Honored Cartoons?

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From Moviefone: There's still a weird, ignorant stigma that animation is just kids' stuff, but oftentimes, it is just as captivating, impressive and entertaining as any live-action movie. You want proof? Check out what we named as the best movie of 2010.

This year, three movies will compete for the Academy

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The Protests in Iran Through Comics

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Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian creator of the critically-acclaimed graphic novel "Persepolis" about her childhood during the 1979 revolution, has stepped forward to declare that Mir Hossein Mousavi was

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Persepolis Movie Kicked Out of Bangkok Film Festival

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According to an article in Variety magazine, the film version of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis has been dropped from the Bangkok International Film Festival due to political pressure from the Iranian Embassy.


Chattan Kunjara Na Ayutthaya, the chief officer of Iran's Tourism Authority stated that "It is a good movie in artistic terms, but we have to consider other issues that might arise here." The main iss

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