Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Titles for Scottish Teens

The Scottish Book Trust's Teen's and Young People's Newsletter for August features their new weekly quiz. The current quiz is on banned books, and they've also got a "Censored Hit List" section - the title that really surprised me was Alice in Wonderland. It used to be banned in China, apparently, for the portrayal of anthropomorphized animals that have the same status as humans. For much more information, check out our own Banned Books list - not, I hasten to add, books that we've banned, but titles (some as surprising as Alice) that have been banned or censored in the past.

Other features in SBT's newsletter are Teen Hit Lists, e.g. Books with Bite or Books that make you LOL, and an interview with Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (authors of the Edge Chronicles).

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