Anne Frank graphic novel removed from Florida school library after Moms for Liberty challenge

A high school in Florida has removed “Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation” from its library after a conservative group raised objections.

Vero Beach High School took action to remove the material after it received a complaint from the local Moms for Liberty group. Moms for Liberty has been described as a right-leaning advocacy organization that among other things, monitors school curriculums for material they find objectionable.

The book contains illustrations of nude statues and dialogue about breasts. The actual Diary of Anne Frank, the source material for the book in question, contains similar dialogue but was omitted from the published version which was prepared by Anne’s father.

The decision to remove the book can be appealed to a district committee. Meanwhile, other versions of the diary can still be found in the school library.

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most well-known depictions of life under Nazi occupation and has been standard reading for schoolchildren around the world for years.

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