Alice Walker Banned

Alice Walker Banned

by Alice Walker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1879960478

ISBN-13: 9781879960473

Pub. Date: 06/01/1996

Publisher: Aunt Lute Books

Introduction by Patricia Holt

Throughout her distinguished career, Alice Walker's work has been at the center of controversies around language, censorship, truth and art. Alice Walker Banned explores just what it is that various groups have found so threatening in Walker's work, bringing together the short stories "Roselily" and "Am I Blue?," an excerpt from the

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Introduction by Patricia Holt

Throughout her distinguished career, Alice Walker's work has been at the center of controversies around language, censorship, truth and art. Alice Walker Banned explores just what it is that various groups have found so threatening in Walker's work, bringing together the short stories "Roselily" and "Am I Blue?," an excerpt from the novel The Color Purple, as well as testimonies, letters, and essays about attempts to censor Walker's work by the California State Board of Education. The introduction by San Francisco Chronicle Book Review editor Patricia Holt offers insightful and ironic commentary on the efforts of the Traditional Values Coalition to pressure the State Board of Education into withdrawing Walker's stories from a statewide exam, while excerpts from a Board of Education hearing offer views from across the political spectrum on these efforts to censor Walker's work.

…a fascinating, frightening book…

—Mirabella

…an invaluable contribution to the literature of censorship…

—Booklist

…this book will allow a cooler, more informed discussion of an important debate.

—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879960473
Publisher:
Aunt Lute Books
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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