PEN World Voices Festival | NYC April 25 – May 1, 2016

Sex and Violence in Children's Books: Where the Wild Things (really) Are


From the Brothers Grimm to The Hunger Games and Judy Blume, sex and violence have long played important roles in children's literature. Should there be limits, and if so, who should decide? A panel of distinguished authors discuss self-censorship, editorial feedback, public relations, and other touchy subjects.


Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union, PEN Children's Book Committee, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.