Today’s featured Banned Books Week Heroes are the members of the book club 451 Degrees at Lane Tech High School in Chicago, IL, who stood in opposition the order made by Chicago Public Schools to remove the highly acclaimed graphic novel, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, from classrooms (and, initially, from libraries). These students include, but are not limited to:
To learn more about the controversy, check out:
Also view the Chicago Tonight panel featuring OIF director Barbara Jones, Kristine Mayle with the Chicago Teachers Union, and Lane Tech students Katie McDermott and Alexa Rapp.
For more information on our Banned Books Week Heroes, click here.