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Lana Grove

Looking for Alaska

Artist: Lana Grove

Banned/Challenged Book: Looking for Alaska

Reason for Banning: Banned by Tennessee school district for teen sex scene

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: “You all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.” This quote by Alaska stuck in my head, and I wanted to illustrate it for the trading cards. The experiences that she had made her unable to see a future for herself, and she lived like she would not see tomorrow. I think we all are very aware of how smoking damages our health and shortens our lives, so I chose that image to illustrate her words.

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