As more graphic novels appear in libraries, so do challenges | International Herald Tribune:
When Amy Crump took over as director of the Marshall Public Library in central Missouri two years ago, she decided to build up the library's offerings for young adults by buying the literary world's hot new thing — graphic novels.
The novels, using the pictures and dialogue balloons of comic books to tell sometimes sophisticated stories in book form, are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the publishing industry, reaching $250 million in sales last year, according to market research firm ICV2 Publishing.
But libraries are increasingly facing complaints from some parents who are concerned that books with adult content could be read by children attracted to the comic book-like drawings.
'The bulk of our graphic novels are for young adults and they're very popular,' Crump said...