Artist: Toni Young
Banned/Challenged Book: The Hunger Games
Reason for Banning: The whole entire book is about children killing children. Reasons challenged include: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; and violence.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: I chose this book because I read some of it and it’s very well written and I wasn’t surprised that it was banned. I understand why it’s banned but I don’t think it should be because it’s so well written and most kids know that the violence is fictional.