Trust your children: voices against censorship in children's literature

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 235 pages
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Do censors have a chilling impact on children's literature? Mark West traveled across the country to talk with authors of censored books, publishers of children's books, and anti-censorship activists. In this expanded edition, the author continues his exploration of children's literature censorship in new interviews with, among others, Newbery award-winners Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Katherine Paterson, both of whom have been involved in censorship cases centering on their books. These revealing and candid interviews are accompanied by a new introduction, an updated and expanded bibliography, and current biographical information.

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This straightforward look at censorship of children's literature should be required reading by any school board member, librarian, teacher, or publisher. West interviews such authors as Judy Blume ... Read full review


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