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Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers

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Publisher Comments:

Judy Blume asked prominent authors whose writing has been censored or challenged to contribute an original story to a collection that will benefit the National Coalition Against Censorship. The response was overwhelming and the results are simply extraordinary. The main characters of these stories find themselves in places they never meant to be: trapped in a basement with a vengeful cheerleader; transfixed by a fire that may have been lit by a teenager; terrified on the baseball field by a sadistic coach.

Featuring stories by David Mass, the late Norma Klein, Julius Lester, Chris Lynch, Harry Mazer, Norma Fox Mazer, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Rachel Vail, Jacqueline Woodson, and Paul Zindel, Places I Never Meant To Be is a stunning literary achievement as well as a battle cry against censorship.

All royalties generated from the sale of this book are being donated to the National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of over forty national nonprofit organizations united by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be defended.

Synopsis:

Some of the best authors writing for young adults--including Norma Fox Mazer, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson, and Paul Zindel--join together to raise awareness of censorship in this collection of original stories in which teens find themselves in unintended situations.

Synopsis:

Twelve of the best authors writing for young adults have joined up to raise awareness of censorship. Each author has included a note explaining the impact of censorship on his or her work. All royalties from the sale of this book are being donated to the National Coalition Against Censorship.

About the Author

Judy Blume, one of this country's most censored writers, is the author of some of the best known and widely read novels ever published. More than 65 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into twenty languages. Her novels for young adults include Tiger Eyes; Deenie; Then Again, Maybe I Won't; and Forever...; her novels for younger readers include Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret; It's Not the End of the World; Blubber; and the Fudge books; her most recent title is the adult novel Summer Sisters. She is a recipient of the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement.

Judy is an active spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Censorship, working to protect intellectual freedom. She lives in Key West, Florida, and New York City with her husband, George Cooper. Visit Judy at her Web site: www.judyblume.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Censorship: A Personal View

By Judy Blume

A Letter From Joan Bertin

Executive Director, National Coalition Against Censorship

Meting the Mugger

By Norma Fox Mazer

Spear

By Julius Lester

Going Sentimental

By Rachel Vail

The Red Dragonfly

By Katherine Paterson

July Saturday

By Jacqueline Woodson

You Come, Too, A-ron

By Harry Mazer

The Beast is In the Labyrinth

By Walter Dean Myers

Ashes

By Susan Beth Pfeffer

Baseball Camp

By David Klass

Love and Centipedes

By Paul Zindel

Lie, No Lie

By Chris Lynch

Something Which is Non-existent

By Norma Klein

About the Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689820342
Subtitle:
Original Stories by Censored Writers
Editor:
Blume, Judy
Editor:
Blume, Judy
Author:
Blume, Judy
Author:
Wattenberg, Jane
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.32x6.36x.84 in. .97 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Some of the best authors writing for young adults--including Norma Fox Mazer, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson, and Paul Zindel--join together to raise awareness of censorship in this collection of original stories in which teens find themselves in unintended situations.
"Synopsis" by , Twelve of the best authors writing for young adults have joined up to raise awareness of censorship. Each author has included a note explaining the impact of censorship on his or her work. All royalties from the sale of this book are being donated to the National Coalition Against Censorship.
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