In honor of Banned Books Week, KLIC is reviewing Saga: Volume 1 written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Saga has been challenged and censored repeatedly since it was published in 2012. The American Library Association lists several reasons for challenges including: anti-family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group. But Vaughan's Saga has also been awarded three Eisner awards including Best Continuing Series, Best New Series and Best Writer and a Hugo award for Best Graphic Story.
If science fiction tales of intergalactic space travel, star-crossed lovers, and magic intrigue you, pick up Saga: Volume 1 today. Alana and Marko are from opposites sides of a war that has been fought for ages, when they find each other on the brutal battleground planet, Cleave. Alana helps Marko escape and together they desert their posts. They also create something new, with the birth of their daughter Hazel. Leaders on both sides are disgusted with their actions and want to put an end to the entire family. Alana, Marko, and Hazel must find a way to survive Cleave and make their way to safety. But where can they find a home when the solar systems' best assassins and militaries are tracking them?
Celebrate Banned Books Week by picking up this graphic novel or another from our display. Don't be "read-stricted!"