Artist: Asayiel Alhajeri
Banned/Challenged Book: Where’s Waldo?
Reason for Banning: Banned for inappropriate and seditious hidden imagery
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: My name is Asayiel Alhajeri. I am in West Middle School, I am 12 years old. I chose the book Where’s Waldo? because it was always my favorite book when I was a kid. Hearing that it was banned made me sad and angry. The point of my drawing is that Waldo found the banned book and is now checking it out.