Artist: Liza MacKinnon
Banned/Challenged Book: Little House on the Prairie
Reason for Banning: Banned from a South Dakota classroom due to comments the characters made about Native Americans
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: I composed this digital submission with images true to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life and yet outside our current perception. A studio portrait of Mary, Laura, and Carrie floats over a map of the Indian Territorial boundaries of her early years. Tying the collection together is a sample of her handwriting, which for me, is the center uniting force of her work.