"Unsuitable" Books: Young Adult Fiction and Censorship

"Unsuitable" Books: Young Adult Fiction and Censorship

By: Caren J. Town (author)Paperback

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Focusing on the attempted and successful banning of young adult fiction from media centers and classrooms, this book treats the legal and experiential history of censorship in libraries and public schools. It also looks closely at young adult novels from the early 1970s until today that have been the subject of book challenges. The authors discussed include Judy Blume, S.E. Hinton, Chris Crutcher, Jean Craighead George, M.E. Kerr, Mildred Taylor, and Sherman Alexie. This book offers parents, teachers and librarians arguments against censorship based on literary merit and societal benefit.

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About Author

Caren J. Town is an associate professor of English at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/08/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780786474196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 277
  • ID: 9780786474196
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 078647419X

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