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Nicholas J. Karolides
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Censored Books: Critical Viewpoints

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New in Paperback! This collection of sixty-three essays provides assistance to the growing number of students, teachers, librarians, and parents who find themselves confronting a censorship situation. The contributors are both authors of fiction, drama, and poetry for adults, children, and adolescents and teachers of literature, writing about the books that are most freque ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Scarecrow Press (first published 1995)
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Jun 15, 2015 Reba rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, this was lurking about in the library, looking all boring and official, when I picked it up and started flipping through the pages. And be still my heart, I read the first few entries and it was great; proving that the old adage about books and covers is more than just a pretty phrase. So, I parceled it out and I have been reading one entry a day. Some of the passages have inspired me to read the original censored work, others have given me invaluable insight into popular and oft-debated wor ...more
Dec 11, 2009 Andrew rated it really liked it
A collection of essays on various books banned in schools, from Huck Finn to the Outsiders, from Maurice Sendak to Kurt Vonnegutt. Many are classics in the western canon, adnd most are tame in comparison to contemporary culture. As one writer noted - given Viet Nam, Watergate, MTV, etc, why are books still a target?

My view is that these books should be presented in classrooms, as many people don't read outside of school and thus a large percentage of the population will lose connection to our cu
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