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First Second, Aug 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
4 Reviews
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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Review: Americus

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Really enjoyed the art and writing. Would have liked to see the right-leaning characters in the book depicted with a few shades of gray, but still found a lot to enjoy in seeing the day-to-day life of the protagonist. Read full review

Review: Americus

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I REALLY liked this book. I could relate to the story quite well, since I live in a small time and, during my time of working at the local library, dealt with a lot of people who felt like Harry ... 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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