Forbidden FruitThe Censorship of Literature and Information for Young People

by Sarah McNicol (editor)

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Book Information: 126 pages

Publisher: BrownWalker Press

ISBN-10: 1599424800

ISBN-13: 9781599424804

Year: 2008

Forbidden Fruit: The Censorship of Literature and Information for Young People was a two day conference held in Southport, UK in June 2008. This collection of papers from the conference will be of interest to teachers, school and public librarians, publishers, and other professionals involved in the provision of literature and information resources for young people, as well as to researchers and students. The proceedings draw together some of the latest research in this area from a number of fields, including librarianship, education, literature, and linguistics. The topics covered include translations and adaptations, pre-censorship by authors, publishers and editors, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans) materials, and the views of young people themselves.

The papers included in the proceedings deal with a wide range of issues. Research student Lucy Pearson takes a historical perspective, considering the differences in the way in which two titles, Young Mother in the 1960s and Forev

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About the Author:

Since 2000, Sarah McNicol has carried out numerous research projects in the field of children’s libraries, literature and information resources, in particular projects examining attitudes towards censorship among librarians and young people in the UK (available at She decided to organise the Forbidden Fruit conference as a result of the high level of interest in her censorship research, and the lack of an existing forum to debate these issues.

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