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‘Tintin’ comics to remain in Amherst library children’s room despite parents’ objections

“A graphic novel series containing racial stereotypes that some parents argue is inappropriate for pre-teens will not be removed from the children’s area at the Jones Library as a group has requested. But library officials are pledging to be part of a community dialogue focused on racial issues and to better inform the public about the children’s room policies and how books are chosen. The Jones Board of Trustees Thursday took no action on a request from five parents asking that “Tintin” books be moved from a shelf at the entrance to the children’s area to either the young adult or the adult section of the library. As a result, the 1930s-era series by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, will stay where it is.” (via

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