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VOYAIn this new edition, Karolides broadens the scope of Green's 1990 version, adding entries for 1988 through 2004, seventy-five countries, and thirty-seven challenged books. As with the earlier version, entries include persons, groups, trials, geographic regions, and censored media. The new volume adds approximately two hundred pages and covers ancient and modern censorship. The strengths of this resource are its relevance and its breadth of international and national data. The research is worth the price. The book's vast subject and broad coverage, however, defy a cohesive structure and style. Background information is often not provided. The country profiles lack uniformity. Entries for books and films are not labeled as they were in the 1990 edition, a confusing omission. Bias in some entries goes beyond the promulgation of a free speech agenda. (In the Carnal Knowledge entry, the term "traditional morals" carries vague connotations, and the Charles Carrington entry ends with a specious speculation on his death). The writing can be lackluster or downright awkward (The Go Ask Alice entry: "In the skeletal form the plot is . . . straightforward."). Finally information is filed haphazardly. The American Library Association's (ALA) Banned Books lists are tucked into the U.S. entry, and many references to ALA are not in the index. Excellent research and timely subject matter merit the cost, balancing flawed editing and organization. Be prepared to seek additional resources for background and clarification. With those caveats, this resource is recommended for purchase as budgets allow. 2005, Facts on File, 689p.; Index. Biblio. Further Reading., PLB $85.. Ages 11 to Adult.