Maryland School Library to Remove Dragon Ball
Sexual content cited for removal of the popular manga series.
Source: Anime News Network
Maryland’s Wicomico County Public Schools plan to remove the first volume of Dragon Ball from Pittsville Elementary and Middle School’s library this week after a county council member showed what he described as sexual content in the volume. According to council member Joe Holloway, a mother told him that her nine-year-old fourth-grader borrowed the book from the Pittsville Elementary and Middle School’s library. During Tuesday’s council meeting, Halloway said, "In cartoon format, [the manga volume] depicts nudity, sexual contact between children and sexual innuendo among adults and children."
Wicomico Schools Superintendent John Fredericksen added, "I’d say it’s coming off the shelves as soon as I can get a phone call back to the office." He said that graphic novels appeal to children who are not reading traditional books, and that the manga volume was probably purchased with grant funding. A committee will make the final decision on the book.
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Posted originally: 2009-10-07 19:09:41