Americus, by M.K. Reed and Jonathan David Hill
21 Sep 2011
In honor of Banned Books Week next week, a review of a graphic novel about fighting the banning of books.
Good for: Pre-teens and up, but only those who can recognize a mean caricature when they see it. I see myself as fundamentally opposed to the kind of people who ban books, but I still thought the book-banners were treated really poorly in this depiction. The book is great and funny, and the rest of the characters are crafted so lovingly and given such wonderful depth. Why couldn't the same be done for the "bad guys"?