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Abi Hummel

The Giving Tree

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.

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