Articles tagged "Tim Hamilton"

Banned Books as Graphic Novels

Today we're taking a look at a new way to read two exceptional books that have been challenged and banned:

ANNE FRANK: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL has been banned from schools in Virginia, Alabama, and Texas for being too upsetting, sexually offensive, and downright pornographic.* FAHRENHEIT 451 has been removed from required reading lists at schools in Mississippi and challenged in Texas for offensive language, violence, and Bible burning.**

These chilling stories show us the darkest sides of humanity from the past and a possible future. The urge to protect ourselves from the horrible things they depict is strong, but their messages of pain and hope must be heard and understood.

Both of these classics are now available as authorized graphic novels from Hill and Wang.

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Ray Bradbury in Graphic Form

Two of Ray Bradbury's masterworks of science-fiction are available today in graphic novel format. These authorized graphic adaptations of THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES and SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES are a great introduction to Bradbury's work and an excellent tribute to his captivating storytelling. Illustrators Dennis Calero and Ron Wimberly have catured Bradbury's worlds well.

If you're curious, Publishers Weekly posted a panel preview so you can take a look at some of the art inside the books. Also click here to watch a video of Ray Bradbury discussing these illustrated adaptations. 

And if you love these, be sure to check out the authorized adaptation of FAHRENHEIT 451, as well!

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