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You Can’t Say That
Genre: Anthologies
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Year: 2021
ASIN: 0763690368
ISBN: 9780763690366

"You Can’t Say That, a collection of interviews conducted by the children’s literature expert Leonard S. Marcus, offers an antidote to the censors, elevating the voices of 13 authors whose books for kids have been challenged. Marcus probes not just what made these works controversial, but also the life paths that led the writers to pursue their subjects, and how they reacted to campaigns to muzzle their work — all of which are sure to interest their young fans, as well as students of free speech."  ~New York Times, July 16, 2021

Leonard Marcus's  pathfinding writings and exhibitions have earned him acclaim as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on children’s books and the people who create them. He is the author of more than 25 award-winning biographies, histories, interview collections, and inside looks at the making of children’s literature’s enduring classics.

Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist

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Marcus’ book is essential reading for all of those who treasure free speech.
~ Booklist (starred review)

Librarians and lovers of youth literature will feel like they are a part of conversations between old friends and gain new understanding into the value of their everyday work.
~School Library Journal (starred review)


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