Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Available At: DCC (HS)

Categories: Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual

Description: Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains alternate sexualities; alternate gender ideologies; profanity; alcohol use; suicide commentary; inflammatory religious commentary; sexual activities; and sexual nudity.

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Page 17: “But would an ideal husband and father have sex with teenage boys?”

Page 44: The illustration on the top of the page depicts a dead man, naked on a table with his chest cavity splayed open and his penis in full view.

Page 76: The illustration on the top of the page depicts a young woman laying on a bed on her stomach in a profile view. She is holding a book with her right hand, as her left hand is inside the waistband of her pants.

Page 109: “And budding is the only possible word to describe the painful, itchy beginnings of my breasts, at twelve.…It’s true I had not wanted to grow breasts, but it never occurred to me that they would hurt.”