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Why My Mom Left Me Out Of Her Book

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Author Norman Bridwell and his wife, Norma, pose for a portrait in 2011. The creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog stories died Friday at age 86. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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'Clifford The Big Red Dog' Creator Bridwell Dies At 86

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Michael Emberley's illustrations, like this one showing an egg traveling through a fallopian tube, make sexual health information accessible to an elementary and middle school audience. But elements of the art, including naked bodies, make some parents uncomfortable. Candlewick Press hide caption

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It May Be 'Perfectly Normal', But It's Also Frequently Banned

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