Artist: Kelly Barker
Banned/Challenged Book: My Brother Sam is Dead
Reason for Banning: Book contains content issues concerning excessive violence, alcohol consumption, and profanity.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: My Brother Sam is Dead captures all the conflicts between the Patriots and the Loyalists during the American Revolution. My medium is Lego, which gets at this simple point what better way to point out how childish it is to ban books than to build the cover out of a children’s toy.