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Nina Friesen


Artist: Nina Friesen

Banned/Challenged Book: Crank

Reason for Banning: Drug use, offensive material, and sexually explicit

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: My work portrays the journey that the main character, Kristina, goes through with “the monster,” or meth. I read Crank for the first time in Middle School, and instead of making me want to go out and try drugs, it shook me to the core. I went on to red the two or three following novels, as well as the rest of Hopkins work. However, none had the same influence as Crank.

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