A parent in a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, has filed a complaint with the school district objecting to the content in the fourth volume of Jeff Smith's popular Bone series.
Ramona DeLay of Apple Valley told Sun Newspapers she was "a little shocked" that her son, and elementary-school student, was reading a graphic novel depicting drinking, smoking and gambling. She filed a formal request to the school district on on March 15 asking that the book be "withdrawn from all students." In the complaint, DeLay also cited "sexual situations between characters."
I'm sorry, but if you try to ban Bone from a school, you are against life. I can't think of a better adventure book for young readers. It's the perfect gateway to Lord of the Rings. (Come to think of it, there's smoking in those books, too, isn't there? Ban Tolkien!)