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About the Author
Raj Haldar is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling picture book, P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever. But, for close to a decade, he has been better known as Lushlife, the rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. In that time, he's amassed a fervent global fanbase and released award-winning viral music videos that highlight his erudite lyrics. The Sunday New York Times describes his work as "an intoxicating mix of captivating rhymes with audacious, gorgeous production." So it should come as no surprise that Haldar has made the leap into the world of children's literature. His latest book entitled, This Book is Banned gives young readers a lighthearted entrypoint to begin understanding the dangers of book banning and censorship. His work has been featured by The Washington Post, Interview Magazine, VICE, Pitchfork, Village Voice, Mental Floss, BBC, SPIN and more!
Raj currently lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and two young daughters.
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"A zany, fourth wall-breaking exploration of book banning." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Haldar and Patton employ absurdist hijinks to explore the practice of book banning... By story's end, readers will likely have had at least one beloved subject ousted--potentially prompting conversation about real-world events." -- Publishers Weekly