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Maggie Allen


Artist: Maggie Allen

Banned/Challenged Book: Jaws

Reason for Banning: Banned in Gardner, Kansas, 1978 – “Parents in Gardner-Edgerton-Antioch School District complained that this shark tale contained an ‘explicit sex act.’ The school board voted unanimously to take the book out of circulation.” -source: Kansas City Public Library

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: My design for Jaws is focused on the voyage of the characters rather than the “monster” they fear and struggle to understand. In this piece, we see their vessel, at sea, on the surface of a world unfathomable and terrifying.

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