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Author Town, Caren J., 1957-

Title "Unsuitable" books : young adult fiction and censorship / Caren J. Town
Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
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Contents Dangerous words : censorship in the public schools -- "Someone should tell them" : S.E. Hinton's The outsiders -- The great adventure : Judy Blume's resilient young narrators (1970/1981) -- "When fear seizes" : Jean Craighead George's Julie of the wolves -- Censorship 70s style : Robert Cormier's The chocolate war -- "No clouds of glory" : Katherine Paterson's prodigal children (1977/1980) -- Chris Crutcher's painful honesty (1983/2001) -- "A stronger weapon" : Cassie Logan on the road to Memphis -- "Simple moments of exquisite happiness" : Lois Lowry's The giver -- "Don't you two be strangers!" : M.E. Kerr's Deliver us from Evie -- "Be the tree" : trauma, recovery and voice in Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak -- "A beautiful and ugly thing" : Sherman Alexie's Absolutely true diary -- Conclusion: challenges ahead
Summary "Focusing on the attempted and successful banning of young adult fiction from media centers and classrooms. It also looks closely at young adult novels from the early 1970s until today that have been the subject of book challenges"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Challenged books -- United States.
School libraries -- Censorship -- United States.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Young adult fiction, American -- Censorship.
Young adults' libraries -- Censorship -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1476616825 (electronic bk.)
9781476616827 (electronic bk.)