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Trust Your Children: Voices Against Censorship in Children's Literature

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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.
Paperback, 235 pages
Published December 4th 2006 by Neal-Schuman Publishers (first published January 1st 1988)
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Gwen
Apr 11, 2008 Gwen rated it liked it
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) ...more
Beth
May 16, 2008 Beth rated it liked it
I read this as research for a paper on censorship in children's literature this past semester (Sp. 08). Great opinions and incites.
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Apr 26, 2011 Kristina rated it really liked it
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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
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read for a paper. lots of information about censorship. good source.
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