Sidescrollers

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Artist: Matt Loux

Year: 2012

Date of Action: September, 2012

Region: North America

Location: Enfield, CT

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies: Parents

Description of Artwork: Loux's graphic novel tells the tale of three lazy high-schoolers, fond of hanging out and playing video games. When one teen decides to win his crush away from her jock boyfriend, the three set off on a grand suburban adventure.

The Incident: Parents of Enfield students claimed "Sidescrollers" contained profanity and was inappropriate for the school's 9th grade summer reading list.

Results of Incident: NCAC sent a letter urging that the book remain on school reading lists; however, "Sidescrollers" was removed from the curriculum.

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