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.