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Chloe Seim

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Artist: Chloe Seim

Banned/Challenged Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Reason for Banning: Repeatedly banned due to explicit teenage sex, offensive language, suicide, and homosexuality.

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: I wanted to represent the intimacy Charlie shares with his typewriter, along with the transparency he conveys about being a social wallflower. One of the greatest issues Charlie must grapple with in this book is his own mental stability, due to childhood trauma. I wanted to reflect this through the slightly offset nature of the composition, which instills a sort of instability or anxiety.

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