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Genre: Realistic Fiction with a side of History
Word Count: 100
Mary watched the snow blanket the ground and opened her book. “Good reading weather.”
“Whatcha reading?” Laura pointed over Mary’s shoulder at a picture of a spider on an intricate web. “Neat drawing.”
“Charlotte’s Web.” Mary showed her the cover. “‘Pictures by Garth Williams.’”
“Controversial artist,” said Charlie, their older brother, stretching out on the sofa. “The White Citizens Council in Alabama had his book The Rabbits’ Wedding banned from their library in 1958.”
“Yeah, right.” Mary frowned. “For what? Excessive cuteness?”
“Interracial marriage.” Charlie’s lips twisted into a wry smile. “One bunny was white and the other was black.”
Although I was unaware of this controversial book growing up, I loved Garth Williams’ illustrations in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. His work had a huge influence on my own work.