Let’s talk about some recent challenges to the First Amendment across our country right now. Drag Queen Story Hour in San Lorezno, CA; Fun Home in Wentzville, MO; and book displays featuring people in Lafayette, LA.
Bechdel is most known for penning the graphic memoir Fun Home, which was later adapted into a Tony-winning Broadway Musical, and her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, which ran for 25 year in print and was later published online. Bechdel’s debut graphic novel, Fun Home, was published in 2006 and is about her relationship with her closeted father and her own journey with her sexuality. This year Bechdel reenters the graphic novel scene after nearly a decade away with The Secret to Superhuman Strength.
“I believe theater is there to broaden your mind, to really look at the way you view the world to explore the idea that maybe you’re not looking at it as widely as you can.”
By Guest Contributor Richard Price – On 2 May 2019, a group led by a Watchung Hills High School student and his father sued the school (and various administrators and educators). The student asserted that he “suffered damages as a result of being required to read Fun Home including emotional, psychological and other damages.”
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Get jazzed about #IntellectualFreedom in New Orleans; Fun Home under fire in New Jersey; and Drag Queen Story Times
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By: Ken Sawdon Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel was number 7 on the list of top ten most challenged books of 2015. It was most often challenged […]