Artist: Abi Hummel
Banned/Challenged Book: The Giving Tree
Reason for Banning: I don’t think the book should have been banned because I don’t think it influences kids to chop down trees. The book was banned due to deforestation and sexism.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: I’ve always liked Shel Silverstein’s poems and this is one of my favorite books, my mom would always read it to me and it’s also one of her favorites as well. I like the illustrations because they are creative.