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This work explores new developments in the censorship of children's literature. It encompasses both left and right views of how work for children is developing, drawing upon the views of established award winners, authors whose works have been attacked, and other specialists....

Title : Trust Your Children: Voices Against Censorship in Children's Literature
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ISBN : 9781555702519
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 235 Pages
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Trust Your Children: Voices Against Censorship in Children's Literature Reviews

  • Gwen
    2018-10-27 16:55

    Not what I thought it would be. Rather than theorizing on cultural influences in censorship or documenting the history of censorship in children's literature, West interviews major authors whose books have been challenged. The interviews with Judy Blume, Katherine Patterson, Norma Klein, and Maurice Sendak are of particular interest. When writing about this issue many books focus on the legal history or cultural influences, so it's refreshing (and at times alternately frightening and heartening) to hear how censorship affects the authors. It's scary to realize how tangible the threat that somewhere someone will challenge a book is for an author in the process of writing. But it's also wonderful to hear them refuse to cower to censors ever.

  • Beth
    2018-10-21 15:39

    I read this as research for a paper on censorship in children's literature this past semester (Sp. 08). Great opinions and incites.

  • Kristina
    2018-10-21 13:29

    I thought this was a very compelling book. Although I knew there were a lot of problems with the censorship of books, I was flabergasted by some of the reasons people choose to want to ban certain books. I thought it was a very well put together collection of interviews and a great overview if the fight against anti-censorship.This book is one-sided, and doesn't deny it; it is even mentioned in the preface. It was the author/editors intent to point out the problems surrounding censorship and why it should not be tolerated, not to try and argue both sides of the fight. This book also focuses completely on the censoring of children's books, not books in general.

  • Taylor
    2018-11-12 11:29

    read for a paper. lots of information about censorship. good source.