Associate Professor Julia Mickenberg's New Book to be Released
Posted: June 25, 2008
Even those who have spent a lifetime studying childrens books will find incredible surprises, such as Walter Crane's "Happy Valley" or information about Lynd Ward’s political activism. But the book is not merely a history; it is a very timely exploration of the appropriate inclusion of political/social content in children’s books, and it provides examples of titles that succeed as literature and those in which politics overwhelm the story. Every academic and public library should own a copy; every childrens literature professor needs to read it; all childrens book enthusiasts will want to share it with their colleagues."
— Anita Silvey, author of 100 Best Books for Children