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Publisher's Weekly on YA Readers and Their Parents
Publishers Weekly feature article
This Publisher's Weekly article excerpts interviews with YA and Children's book authors and publishers that Mark West conducted and anthologized in his 1987 book, Trust Your Children: Voices Against Censorship in Children's Literature. The excerpt from Robert Cormier's interview mentions the private lives of children and the need for parents to recognize that children think independently and so can never be wholly protected from the negative aspects of life. The excerpt also mentions how nefarious and silent preemptive censorship can be.