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"What effect does [the climate of censorship] have on a writer?....It's andlt;Iandgt;chilling.andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It's easy to become discouraged, to second-guess everything you write. There seemed to be no one to stand up to the censors....so I began to speak out about my experiences. And once I did, I found that I wasn't as alone as I'd thought." andlt;BRandgt; — from Judy Blume's introduction to andlt;Iandgt;Places I Never Meant to Beandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Judy Blume is not alone: Many of today's most distinguished authors of books for young people have found their work censored or challenged. Eleven of them have contributed original stories to this collection. Along with a story written by the late Norma Klein when she was a student at Barnard College, they comprise a stunning literary achievement as well as a battle cry against censorship. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;Contributorsandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; David Klassandlt;BRandgt; Norma Kleinandlt;BRandgt; Julius Lesterandlt;BRandgt; Chris Lynchandlt;BRandgt; Harry Mazerandlt;BRandgt; Norma Fox Mazerandlt;BRandgt; Walter Dean Myersandlt;BRandgt; Katherine Patersonandlt;BRandgt; Susan Beth Pfefferandlt;BRandgt; Rachel Vailandlt;BRandgt; Jacqueline Woodsonandlt;BRandgt; Paul Zindel

Synopsis:

Twelve honored contemporary writers for young adults — all of whom have been censored in their careers — contribute an original never-before-published short story for this powerful collection edited by Judy Blume.

Synopsis:

"What effect does [the climate of censorship] have on a writer?....It's chilling.

It's easy to become discouraged, to second-guess everything you write. There seemed to be no one to stand up to the censors....so I began to speak out about my experiences. And once I did, I found that I wasn't as alone as I'd thought."

— from Judy Blume's introduction to Places I Never Meant to Be

Judy Blume is not alone: Many of today's most distinguished authors of books for young people have found their work censored or challenged. Eleven of them have contributed original stories to this collection. Along with a story written by the late Norma Klein when she was a student at Barnard College, they comprise a stunning literary achievement as well as a battle cry against censorship.

Contributors

David Klass

Norma Klein

Julius Lester

Chris Lynch

Harry Mazer

Norma Fox Mazer

Walter Dean Myers

Katherine Paterson

Susan Beth Pfeffer

Rachel Vail

Jacqueline Woodson

Paul Zindel

Synopsis:

"What effect does [the climate of censorship] have on a writer?....It's chilling.

It's easy to become discouraged, to second-guess everything you write. There seemed to be no one to stand up to the censors....so I began to speak out about my experiences. And once I did, I found that I wasn't as alone as I'd thought."

— from Judy Blume's introduction to Places I Never Meant to Be


Judy Blume is not alone: Many of today's most distinguished authors of books for young people have found their work censored or challenged. Eleven of them have contributed original stories to this collection. Along with a story written by the late Norma Klein when she was a student at Barnard College, they comprise a stunning literary achievement as well as a battle cry against censorship.

Contributors

David Klass
Norma Klein
Julius Lester
Chris Lynch
Harry Mazer
Norma Fox Mazer
Walter Dean Myers
Katherine Paterson
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Rachel Vail
Jacqueline Woodson
Paul Zindel

About the Author

Judy Blume, one of Americaand#8217;s most popular authors, is the recipient of the 2004 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She is the #1 andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author of beloved books for young people, including andlt;iandgt;Are You There God? Itand#8217;s Me, Margaretandlt;/iandgt;, and novels for adult readers, including andlt;iandgt;Wifeyandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Smart Womenandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Summer Sistersandlt;/iandgt;. Her work has been translated into thirty-two languages.Visit Judy at JudyBlume.com or follow her on Twitter at @JudyBlume.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Censorship: A Personal View

by Judy Blume

A Letter from Joan Bertin

Executive Director, National Coalition Against Censorship

Meeting 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:
9780689842580
Subtitle:
Original Stories by Censored Writers
Author:
Blume, Judy
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
107-57
Publication Date:
June 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 6.685 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 208 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689842580 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Twelve honored contemporary writers for young adults — all of whom have been censored in their careers — contribute an original never-before-published short story for this powerful collection edited by Judy Blume.
"Synopsis" by , "What effect does [the climate of censorship] have on a writer?....It's chilling.

It's easy to become discouraged, to second-guess everything you write. There seemed to be no one to stand up to the censors....so I began to speak out about my experiences. And once I did, I found that I wasn't as alone as I'd thought."

— from Judy Blume's introduction to Places I Never Meant to Be

Judy Blume is not alone: Many of today's most distinguished authors of books for young people have found their work censored or challenged. Eleven of them have contributed original stories to this collection. Along with a story written by the late Norma Klein when she was a student at Barnard College, they comprise a stunning literary achievement as well as a battle cry against censorship.

Contributors

David Klass

Norma Klein

Julius Lester

Chris Lynch

Harry Mazer

Norma Fox Mazer

Walter Dean Myers

Katherine Paterson

Susan Beth Pfeffer

Rachel Vail

Jacqueline Woodson

Paul Zindel

"Synopsis" by ,

"What effect does [the climate of censorship] have on a writer?....It's chilling.

It's easy to become discouraged, to second-guess everything you write. There seemed to be no one to stand up to the censors....so I began to speak out about my experiences. And once I did, I found that I wasn't as alone as I'd thought."

— from Judy Blume's introduction to Places I Never Meant to Be


Judy Blume is not alone: Many of today's most distinguished authors of books for young people have found their work censored or challenged. Eleven of them have contributed original stories to this collection. Along with a story written by the late Norma Klein when she was a student at Barnard College, they comprise a stunning literary achievement as well as a battle cry against censorship.

Contributors

David Klass
Norma Klein
Julius Lester
Chris Lynch
Harry Mazer
Norma Fox Mazer
Walter Dean Myers
Katherine Paterson
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Rachel Vail
Jacqueline Woodson
Paul Zindel
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