Forbidden City (novel)

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Forbidden City
William Bell - Forbidden City.jpeg
Author William E. Bell
Cover artist World Wide Photos
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Fiction
Publisher Seal Books by arrangement with Doubleday Canada
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 274
ISBN 0-7704-2813-4

Forbidden City is a novel based on the events of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. It is a story of maturation/coming of age.


The book is the winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award for Excellence, the Belgium Prize for Excellence and several other awards.[1]


The book is often included in reading material for North American schools. [2]


The book is currently banned in China.


  1. ^ Book, RandomHouse. "Forbidden City by William Bell". Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Online, Teacher Resources. "Online Resources for Students & Teachers". Saskatoon Public School Division. Online Learning Centre. Retrieved 11 June 2010.