A graphic memoir such as Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic written by Alison Bechdel has been the center of a censorship debate by many parents and students to remove the book from classrooms and libraries due to its message and images; which some consider sexually graphic or obscene. There are many qualities that make this book a great read. Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home should not be censored or challenge because it is a great book to read and be shared.
Time Magazine Best Book of 2006, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a graphic memoir of the childhood of Alison Bechdel, an American cartoonist best known for her “Dykes to Watch Out For” comic strips and for being nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award (Bechdel). Fun Home is a story “about a daughter trying to understand her father through the common and uns...
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