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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.

Thursday's card is "Charlotte's Web," by E.B. White, banned by a parents group in Kansas because "humans are the highest level of God's creation and are the only creatures that can communicate vocally. Showing lower life forms with human abilities is sacrilegious and disrespectful to God." ARTIST: Blake Nations. EXCERPT FROM ARTIST'S STATEMENT: I chose this book because I didn't know many banned books. When I was sketching, I saw a picture of the web with a word in it. With that, I immediately thought I would draw that with "BANNED" in the web.


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