Monthly Archives: January 2014

Boing Boing Bounce for Bad For You

So psyched that Cory Doctorow reviewed my new book on Boing Boing! “a marvellous and infuriating history of censorship, zero-tolerance, helicopter parenting, and the war on kids.” and “The comics form turns out to be just perfect for presenting this material.”

School Library Journal Reviews!

Two, count’em two, great reviews from School Library Journal: Gr 8 Up–A well-researched docu-comic. Covering topics such as comics, games, technology, and play, the chapters begin with a historical perspective on each subject. The authors then go on to explain how time after time, as new pastimes develop, they gain in popularity with youth until […]

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Bad For You is released!

Against everyone’s better judgement, my new book (with co-author Scott Cunningham) has been published by Henry Holt for Young Readers. It is a graphic (not TOO graphic) history of kid-centric moral panics. Comic book burnings, book banning, Dungeon and Dragon hysteria,skateboard bans and on and on. Get your copy (before someone burns it!)