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.