Artist: Nora Hause
Banned/Challenged Book: The Giving Tree
Reason for Banning: The book was banned due to deforestation and sexism
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: My name is Nora Hause. I am 13 years old. I go to West Middle School. I chose the bok The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein because I loved the book as a kid and I would read it lots of times. In my artwork, I portrayed the boy asking the tree for something and the tree giving him a book. I would love for The Giving Tree not to be banned.