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!Book ☭ Alice Walker Banned ♨ Introduction by Patricia HoltThroughout 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, informed discussion of an important debate Library Journal Great excerpts that prove you don t need to read ten volumes of high theory to exercise your mind muscle Am I Blue is truly impactful and insightful Walker s story about marriage engages readers to think about how traditional institutions like marriage and religion intersect with race, civil rights and gender and how the latter is often at odds with race centered rights movements. I have to say that I didn t think much of the stories Roselily and Am I Blue They were too overtly didactic without much in the way of plot or characterization These are the stories that weren t considered appropriate for an exam for 10th graders I don t think that 10th graders need to be protected from them regardless of my opinion of them as literature.The book includes testimony given at the hearing about removing the stories I was impressed by the argument given by the librarian Zit I have to say that I didn t think much of the stories Roselily and Am I Blue They were too overtly didactic without much in the way of plot or characterization These are the stories that weren t considered appropriate for an exam for 10th graders I don t think that 10th graders need to be protected from them regardless of my opinion of them as literature.The book includes testimony given at the hearing about removing the stories I was impressed by the argument given by the librarian Zita Rain in favor of retaining them She said that the purpose of including stories in the exam was to test the ability of students to express their thoughts on the story She maintained that controversial stories like these two could easily precipitate responses So this means that the stories were appropriate Actually, five stars for Walker s excerpts which I already read in their completed forms Three for most of the rest NOT what I expected I thought the whole book was Alice Walker It is mostly transcripts from arguments for and against banning two of her pieces by the California school district from a standardized test No other name was on the book, leading me to believe Banned was written by Walker Don t be fooled, it isn t Bah. This is an important book in the new era of protests to freedom of speech I am giving this to my tenth grader because I think that it is important for my tenth grader to think critically as the excerpts from Alice s work were originally intended. A very short book just a couple of short stories, excerpts from The colour purple and some info but quite interesting I liked the story Am I Blue and the details of the ridiculous controversy it caused. Loved the stories by Alice Walker, but was hoping to find a book that was just her stories The information on why her books were banned were interesting. Interesting read Covers the circumstances and debate surrounding the banning or in many cases, just removal as a curriculum item of some of Alice Walker s work Includes two fine short pieces and excerpts from The Color Purple Most interesting to me were the transcripts in the appendices of statements from figures on all sides of the debate from the Traditional Values Committee to the NAACP Worthwhile.