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RIP Maurice Sendak, one of the best children's book artists to ever put pen to page. While everyone remembers "Where The Wild Things Are," I'd note that his classic "In The Night Kitchen" -- a Caldecott-winning story of a dreamy escape that Sendak later said had hidden references to the Holocaust -- remains among the books most banned by school libraries because the little boy in the book is nude for a few scenes. That story came out in 1970, and four decades later people are still trying to catch up with Sendak. If you haven't seen him mess with Stephen Colbert, I can't recommend it strongly enough.
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He seemed like such a fascinating individual. I wish he were around longer to share his creativity with us.
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