Dave McKean is an award-winning, #1 bestselling illustrator and filmmaker who worked on Sandman, The Graveyard Book, and Coraline. Jack Gantos is an award-winning author of over 50 books for young readers. He’s been the recipient of a Newbery Award, Scott O’Dell Award, Printz Honor, Sibert Honor, and National Book Award Finalist Honor. But none of that matters to those who are outraged over their latest work ‘A Suicide Bomber Sits in the Library’.
It tells the story of when a young boy enters a library wearing an explosive vest hidden underneath his lovely new red jacket, he only has one plan on his mind. But as he observes those around him becoming completely captivated by all of the wonderful books they are reading—books he has no ability to read—the boy can’t help but question his reasoning for being there. With Dave McKean’s unique mixed-media illustrations, bestselling author Jack Gantos brings to life the story of a young suicide bomber, his unquestionable duty to his beliefs, and the unexpected power of books to change lives.
Sadly, ‘A Suicide Bomber Sits in the Library’ will not be seen, or read, or heard from again. Dave McKean and Jack Gantos may have created an amazing looking story. but outrage culture, again, ruined it. Watch my video for a full breakdown and synopsis below.