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Banned Books Trading Cards 2013

The Lawrence Public Library, in partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center, has chosen the winning entries for its second Banned Books trading card project. One card will be released to the public each day of Banned Books Week 2013, Sept. 22 through 28. Cards will be available at both the library, 700 New Hampshire St., and the Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. After Sept. 28, remaining cards will be sold at the library and online at Here are this year’s winning designs.

Sunday's card, the first card in the series, is "Bless Me, Ultima," by Rudolfo Anaya, banned for containing satanism, offensive language, violence, religious viewpoints and sexually explicit content. ARTIST: Mary Burchill. EXCERPT FROM ARTIST'S STATEMENT: My husband and I have spent time in New Mexico as Park Rangers. We came to appreciate the varied cultures that thrive there. One is the Spanish/Mexican/Chicano population. Their acceptance of religion mixed with mysticism that speaks to them and makes their lives so rich is fascinating. This author captures all of that in his writings. I just recently started what is called "art quilting." The theme is from the cover when it was first published.


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