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Children's LiteratureWe live in a world where information of even the most sensitive nature is readily available. With high speed computers, the Internet, and wireless communication systems the public can access information in ways and means that could barely be dreamed of not too many years ago. Along with such information access come issues as per equity, censorship, security, and civility that are complicated. In this volume of the "Opposing Viewpoints" series readers are given a chance to delve into the conflicting ways in which the modern information revolution may be interpreted. This book emphasizes differing viewpoints. The editor has carefully selected readings drawn from contemporary sources that afford readers a chance to study and reflect upon the ins and outs of our current information society. Multiple perspectives are presented in such a way that the reader is challenged to draw his or her own conclusions rather than merely parroting the bias of the author. In this way Egendorf has crafted a book that addresses an important subject in a way that will spark debate and thought. 2004, Greenhaven Press, Ages 14 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck