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This article features reflections of YA authors and publishers on the conflicts between young readers and adults on reading patterns and taste. Authors include Robert Cormier, Harry Mazer, Norma Klein, Roald Dahl, Daniel Keyes, and Judy Blume.…

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Cormier writes about the limiting influence literature would have on the behavior of its readers.

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This speech addresses Cormier's childhood and adolescent reading and writing. It includes the Introduction to his 20th Anniversary edition of I Am the Cheese and letters with objectors.

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This speech addresses Cormier's childhood and adolescent reading and writing. It includes the introduction to his 20th Anniversary edition of I Am the Cheese and letters from objectors.

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Cormier identifies with Clare's plight for substantial reading for young adults.

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Bauer discusses how morality is not a useful criterion to judge literature before going on to interpret the misunderstandings censors have of children's minds. She also explores how censorship directed at children may differ from that of adults.

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Teacher Margaret Silver talks about the need for strong YA literature. Silver finds Cormier a good example of a writer that prepares young readers for more difficult reading and for real-life problems.
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