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Katy Walters

A Light in the Attic

Artist: Katy Walters

Banned/Challenged Book: A Light in the Attic

Reason for Banning: Challenged at one school because it “encourages children to break dishes so they won’t have to dry them.” Another elementary school banned it in 1986 because some of its poems were said to have “glorified Satan, suicide and cannibalism, and also encouraged children to be disobedient.”

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: I chose this book because it is well written. It is funny and really speaks to me. I love this book.

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