Missy Posted December 11, 2005 Report Share Posted December 11, 2005 Adult-Themed Comics At Library Shock Parents Parents of a girl in Orange County, Fla., were shocked to discover that a comic book featuring adult-themed topics, like swinging and drugged and raped girls, was checked out by the 11-year-old at a library, according to a Local 6 News report. The controversial Japanese comic book is part of a series that can be found in the young adult collection at the Orange County Library's Southeast Branch. Local 6 News reported that the comic titled "Peach Girl" is about a young girl drugged by her friends and then set up to be raped. "As I was going through it, I said, 'Oh my God, do parents know what their kids are reading?'" mother Raynelle White said. One of the comics found by Problem Solver Nancy Alvarez featured parents who swap spouses. "That's swinging and this is a girl no older than my daughter," parent Travis White said. "Sex, drugs and violence are the themes in this series published by TokyoPop," Alvarez said. White believes no one looked past the cover of the comic and it is time that things changed at the library. "I don't want to see it; I don't want her seeing it," Travis White said. "The whole time, I'm like, 'I can't believe we're seeing these things.'" A spokeswoman for Orange County Libraries would not speak on camera but admitted there is not a screening process in place for books bound for the children's or young adult sections, Alvarez said. The same comics are also available at the main branch in downtown Orlando. A spokeswoman said it would be impossible to review all of the books the library receives at its locations. However, if it receives complaints, it will do its own review. Watch Local 6 News for more on this story. [source] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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