A Marshall, Missouri woman has requested that FUN HOME by Alison Bechdel and BLANKETS by Craig Thompson be removed from the library shelves, because she feels they are inappropriate, writes the Marshall-Democrat News. A library hearing was held last night to examine the issue with a decision expected on October 11th.
The Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, to hear a request to remove material from the library.
Louise Mills of Marshall is requesting that two graphic novels — “Fun Home,” by Alison Bechdel and “Blankets,” by Craig Thompson — be removed from the library because she feels that the books are inappropriate. Mills has filed forms with the library to request the removal of the books. Mills could not be reached for comment Tuesday, Oct. 3.
[snip]Marshall Public Library Director Amy Crump said that almost any book in the library can be seen as “offensive” to someone.
“Any time a person or one group of people are allowed to mandate what information is available to an entire community, you find yourself on the slippery slope of censorship,” Crump said.
In the story Crump invited member of the community who are anti-censorship to come to the hearing.