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First Second, Aug 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Neal Barton just wants to read in peace. Unluckily for him, some local Christian activists are trying to get his favorite fantasy series banned from the Americus public library on grounds of immoral content and heresy. Something has to be done, and it looks like quiet, shy Neal is going to have to do it. With youth services librarian Charlotte Murphy at his back, Neal finds himself leading the charge to defend the mega-bestselling fantasy series that makes his life worth living.

This funny, gripping, and relatable tale of life and local politics in middle America is currently being serialized online at

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User Review  - Shelley - Goodreads

I can't attest to the accuracy of the author's representation of a strong Christian community that develops prejudices about a text but I can say that there is another direction that I wished the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

This is an outstanding graphic novel on a lot of issues, ranging from family life to censorship. Where it really hits its stride is in its discussion of where beliefs and and censorship begins. In a ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Indie comics writer and illustrator MK Reed lives in Brooklyn. She’s an old hand at the self publishing scene but this is her first go-round with a big publisher.

Jonathan Hill is a cartoonist & illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. Americus will be his first graphic novel.

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