BANNED

Walker, Alice (introduction by Patricia Holt.)

ISBN 10: 1879960478 / ISBN 13: 9781879960473
Published by San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (1996.) dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing- first state binding in the first state dustjacket. A small book printed by a small San Francisco press - it contains 2 of Walker's stories ("Roselily" and "Am I Blue) and an excerpt from "The Color Purple" and a discussion of how frequently attempts have been made to censor Walker's works. SIGNED on the title page. 105 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 45814

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Title: BANNED

Publisher: San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (1996.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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

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As an introduction to Alice Walker, this small book presents two of Walker's most interesting stories, "Roselily" and "Am I Blue", and the beginning of her prize-winning novel, The Color Purple. Further, the pages of Patricia Holt's introduction and the appendices of letters to the editors and meeting transcripts exemplify ways in which these fictional works have been the center of volatile controversy. They have been the subject of removal from tests (as in the case of the recent literature-based assessment tests in California), from school libraries and from school curricula. These controversies, played out in communities across the United States, cut to the heart of issues of censorship and democratic process.

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