Banning books is downright dangerous—and if you manage to make it to the end of this book, you might just find out why.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author of P Is for Pterodactyl Raj Haldar comes a hilarious and thoughtful new picture book that underscores the importance of the fight against censorship in schools and libraries across the country
This is a book about dinosaurs. No it's not. Dinosaurs are not allowed.
Oh. This is now a book about avocados! Sorry. We deleted those too.
FINE. This book is about—nope! Forbidden! BANNED!
Maybe you shouldn't even try reading this book…But what could possibly be inside?
Discover just what happens when we aren't allowed to freely share and explore ideas with this funny, self-referential picture book romp that kids (and grown-ups) will want to read over and over again.
Raj Haldar is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling picture book, P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever. But, for close to a decade, he has been better known as Lushlife, the rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. In that time, he's amassed a fervent global fanbase and released award-winning viral music videos that highlight his erudite lyrics. The Sunday New York Times describes his work as “an intoxicating mix of captivating rhymes with audacious, gorgeous production.” So it should come as no surprise that Haldar has made the leap into the world of children’s literature. His latest book entitled, This Book is Banned gives young readers a lighthearted entrypoint to begin understanding the dangers of book banning and censorship. His work has been featured by The Washington Post, Interview Magazine, VICE, Pitchfork, Village Voice, Mental Floss, BBC, SPIN and more!
Raj currently lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and two young daughters.
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