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Rachael Perry

The Giving Tree

Artist: Rachael Perry

Banned/Challenged Book: The Giving Tree

Reason for Banning: Anti-environmental, sexist, encourages selfish behavior

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: Silverstein once told Publisher’s Weekly: “I would hope that people, no matter what age, would find something to identify with in my books, pick up one and experience a personal sense of discovery. That’s great. I think that if you’re a creative person, you should just go about your business, do your work and not care about how it is received.”
Right on, Uncle Shelby, I will follow your lead.

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