The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom responded on Friday to the decision by the Chicago Public Schools to remove Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel “Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood” from its 7th-grade classrooms. A press conference was held at ALA headquarters in Chicago, attended by members of the Chicago media. Later, a protest against the decision was held at Chicago’s Lane Tech High School.
The issue was covered in an article in American Libraries magazine.
Following a statement by Barbara Jones, executive director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation, Jones and Deputy Director Deborah Caldwell-Stone, fielded questions from the media.
Here is Part 1 of the question-and-answer session.
And here is Part 2.