Artist: John Anderson
Banned/Challenged Book: Ender’s Game
Reason for Banning: This book has been banned for profanity, an anti-adult theme, and for use of the ”n” word, used when Ender is making an anti-racist point. Mostly Ender’s Game has been criticized for excusing violence. But Ender’s Game is really about compassion.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: The adults react to the buggers with violence and hatred, but Ender ultimately shows empathy and embraces the enemy. My picture shows Ender, the buggers, the game, and a weapon — all the elements of the book.