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Here’s why an Anne Frank graphic novel was pulled from the Vero Beach High School library

NewsHere's why an Anne Frank graphic novel was pulled from the Vero Beach High School library

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — “Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation” was removed from the Vero Beach High School library after Jennifer Pippin, chair of the Indian River County Mom’s for Liberty chapter, challenged the book last month.

Why was the graphic novel removed?

The novel was removed because of a scene depicting Frank walking among nude female statues. Vero Beach High School was the only Indian River County school that had the book in circulation.

Pippin argues the depiction is “sexually explicit” and “not a true adaptation of the Holocaust.”

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The original Diary of Anne Frank features an entry from Jan. 6, 1944, where a 14-year-old Frank writes of asking a friend if she wanted to show each other their bodies, of Frank’s desire to kiss her and of her feelings when she saw photos of the statues in her art history book.

The graphic novel is an adaptation of the 1947 “The Diary of a Young Girl,” more commonly known as “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

The diary chronicles Frank’s experience hiding from Nazis alongside her family for two years before being discovered and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. Frank died in 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, mere weeks before the camp was liberated.

Has the Diary of Anne Frank been removed?

“The Diary of a Young Girl” remains on library shelves in Indian River County middle schools and at the Freshman Learning Center.

There is no intention to challenge the original Diary of Anne Frank, Pippin told TCPalm, since “true history needs to be taught.”

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