Artist: Miranda Pratt
Banned/Challenged Book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Reason for Banning: Promotes witchcraft, sets bad examples, and is too dark.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: Harry Potter has been my favorite series since I was seven. Just following the story and characters and growing up with them alongside me was probably what made my childhood so great. It was banned for witchcraft mainly and it is sad to think that some children will grow up not being exposed to the great magic that is Harry Potter. I will admit I cried when I didn’t receive my letter from Hogwarts at age 11, but what made it better was “at least Harry did.”