Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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Lesson Planned


Artist: Alison Bechdel

Year: 2006-2014

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: North America

Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Sexual/Gender Orientation


Confronting Bodies:

Description of Artwork: "In 2006, Louise Mills of Marshall, Missouri, requested that the book (and another graphic novel, Blankets by Craig Thompson) be removed from the local public library. Mills characterized the books as “pornography” and expressed concern that children might be drawn to them because they looked like comic books"

The Incident: "Removed from Missouri local public library - A student assigned to read the book in English class at the University of Utah objected to its content and was offered an alternate assignment (school’s religious accommodation policy). Student alerted Salt Lake City area group “No More Pornography”. Group started an online petition and issued a press release calling for the university to remove the book from its curriculum"

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Entry by Ultraviolet Archive