Ottawa Catholic School Board Returns Graphic Novel to Shelves

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has decided to return Raina Telgemeier’s Drama to elementary school library shelves.

Earlier this month, the school board had removed copies of the book because some parents had complained.

Drama tells a tale about a student who wants to be part of her middle-school theatre production. The book also depicts two boys who are attracted to one another and share an onstage kiss.

 

REPORTAGE

CBC News reports:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/drama-graphic-novel-catholic-library-1.4980153

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/drama-telgemeier-banned-ottawa-catholic-school-1.4977546

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawans-react-lgbt-book-1.4979032

 

CTV News reports:

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/book-depicting-boys-kissing-returns-to-catholic-elementary-school-shelves-1.4254960

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLwMptZOwzc

 

COMMENTARY

 

Patricia Mastricolo of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund writes:

http://cbldf.org/2019/01/drama-survives-ban-ottawa-catholic-school/

 

At LifeSiteNews, Martin M. Barillas writes:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-school-board-caves-into-lgbt-pressure-allows-book-depicting-two-bo