Artist: Summer Ferguson
Banned/Challenged Book: The Giver
Reason for Banning: Violent and sexual scenes, infanticide, and euthanasia.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: The small girl in my piece represents Jonas at the time he receives his role, just as a child with little knowledge, seeing his world in the way the government wants him to. The boots on the right side of the piece represent the power of the society’s government and the controlling presence it has over the community. The font that I used also represents the government’s power and influence over “Utopian” society.