A Crisis of Innocence

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True Comics #2, pg. 22.jpg
Advertisement and order form for novels directed at boys and girls.

Mitchell - Comic Strips, How Well Can Our Pupils Read Them.pdf
A study of the reading comprehension skills of high school students. Participants were asked to complete reading and vocabulary tests to determine how well they actually understood the text-based content of comics.

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Deals with the child's interest in Television as a new medium for storytelling. Discusses the shift from comics (not approved by parents) to TV (a generally approved medium).

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Discusses a meeting between six comic book dealers and 8 home and school associations, which took place in Oakville, regarding the sale of horror comic books.

Pupils Burn Comic Books.pdf
A story about a mass burning of comic books that took place in Auburn New York. The burning took place following a talk that was held by a reverend that saw children wanting to get rid of their comics.

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Outlines a study that was done by graduate students. When asked, children reveal they are not as negatively impacted by comic book reading as was initially believed.

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Utilizes statistics to argue that children are becoming more violent. Saunders claims that: when a parent hands their child a crime comic, they are allowing them to do as they see in the story.

Medicine Hat Daily News October 27 1948.pdf
Describes a group of 600 students burning over 2000 comic books while being led by a 13 year-old boy. The boy's speech is transcribed.

Crime and Punishment #8, pg. 49.jpg
Published letters to the editor. Includes letters from a school principal and a fourteen-year-old.

Crime and Punishment #15, pg. 39.jpg
Published letters to the editor. Includes letters from young and old fans.
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