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YOU CAN'T SAY THAT! Writers for Young People Talk about Censorship, Free Expression, and the Stories They Have to Tell

by | Read by Tom Parks, Roxanne Hernandez, Arthur Morey, Janet Metzger, Thom Rivera, Susan Dalian

Children Ages 10+ • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Multiple narrators reenact interviews with authors on censorship and free expression. The discussions are between editor Leonard S. Marcus and 13 authors of controversial books for kids and young adults. Narrator Tom Parks reads all of Marcus's interview questions; each chapter features one author represented by a different narrator. Parks's delivery style is stiff, but the authors' answers seem genuine and conversational. Narrator Janet Metzger is particularly good at narrating author Katherine Paterson's (BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA) sharp-witted Southern-accented responses. Narrator Thom Rivera is also upbeat and enjoyable as author David Levithan (BOY MEETS BOY). Narrator Susan Dalian ardently delivers Angie Thomas's answers and her explanation of the connection between THE HATE U GIVE and hip-hop. L.T. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2021

CD ISBN 978-1-7135-8798-9 $28.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7135-8797-2 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-7135-8799-6 $35.99

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