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'''Maurice Sendak''' (June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012) was a lower-class Jewish homosexual<ref>[http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/appalachian-chronicles/2012/may/9/maurice-sendak-author-who-changed-childrens-litera/ Maurice Sendak: the author who changed children's literature]</ref> man from Brooklyn best known for writing children's books such as ''Where the Wild Things Are''.
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'''Maurice Sendak''' (June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012) was a [[Jewish]]<ref>[http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/appalachian-chronicles/2012/may/9/maurice-sendak-author-who-changed-childrens-litera/ Maurice Sendak: the author who changed children's literature]</ref> 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.
 
Sendak died on May 8, 2012 from a massive stroke.
  

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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. Maurice Sendak: the author who changed children's literature
  2. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/arts/design/10sendak.html?pagewanted=all