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== Controversies ==
 
== Controversies ==
Sendaks book ''In the Night Kitchen'' is widely banned since it shows a naked boy prancing around. The book was first published in 1970.
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Sendaks book ''In the Night Kitchen'' is widely banned since it shows a [[pedophilia|naked boy]] prancing around. The book was first published in 1970.
In 2008 Sendak confessed to being a [[homosexual]]. He hid this fact for fear that it would hurt his career as a children's books author.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/arts/design/10sendak.html?pagewanted=all New York Times, Sep 9, 2008, ''Concerns Beyond Just Where the Wild Things Are'']</ref>
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In 2008 Sendak confessed to being a [[homosexual]]. He [[liberal deceit|hid this fact]] for fear that it would hurt his career as a children's books author.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/arts/design/10sendak.html?pagewanted=all New York Times, Sep 9, 2008, ''Concerns Beyond Just Where the Wild Things Are'']</ref>
 
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Revision as of 09:47, 14 May 2012

Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012) was a Jewish[1] author from Brooklyn best known for writing children's books such as Where the Wild Things Are. Sendak died on May 8, 2012 from a massive stroke.

Controversies

Sendaks book In the Night Kitchen is widely banned since it shows a naked boy prancing around. The book was first published in 1970. In 2008 Sendak confessed to being a homosexual. He hid this fact for fear that it would hurt his career as a children's books author.[2]

  1. Appalachian Chronicles, May 9, 2012 Maurice Sendak: the author who changed children's literature
  2. New York Times, Sep 9, 2008, Concerns Beyond Just Where the Wild Things Are