Blankets (graphic novel)
Artist: Craig Thompson
Date of Action: August 2021
Region: North America
Location: Marshall, Missouri
Confronting Bodies: Marshall Public Library, Louise Mills
Description of Artwork: Blankets is an autobiographical graphic novel, which tells the story of the artist growing up in an Evangelical Christian family.
The Incident: The Marshall Public Library had placed Blankets, as well as Alison Bechdel's graphic novel Fun Home, on its shelves for their reading public. The board then received a complaint from Louise Mills, who argued that the content was inappropriate for children, and even called some of it "pornographic."  After several hearings, the library board voted to withdraw the books from the shelves until a new materials selection policy could be developed.
Results of Incident: After several months, and a letter from the NCAC, the library board voted to restore the two books under a new selection policy.