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The Lorax is about a woodland creature (the Lorax) that lives among the trees. The Once-ler is a little creature that cuts down trees and uses them for multiple uses. The Lorax quickly realizes that the Once-ler is killing the forest and so the Lorax persuades him to stop cutting down trees.

Why the Lorax was challenged

The Lorax was banned because it portrays the foresting industry in an arguable negative way. Some people felt that this book was persuading children to be against logging.

 

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This picture above, from The Lorax, states that unless you want our forests to be ruined, you will help put a stop to foresting.
 

Where the Lorax was banned

The Lorax was banned in Laytonville, California in 1989 from a local public school.
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Why California of all places?

The reason The Lorax was banned in California is because logging is one of the biggest industries in California. The last thing California needs is for kids to start protesting against one of their biggest industries.
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Where you can fight the challenge of the Lorax

The National Coalition Against Censorship is a site dedicated to fight unfair censorship. A website link is provided below.
www.ncac.org

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