The subject of Children’s Literature affects everyone. We are told that reading books about being kind or not being a bully will help us to be kind and not be a bully. However, there are numerous childrens’ books condoning every vice known to man. And, those are supposed to leave children unscathed.

Perhaps we need to start looking BETWEEN THE COVERS.

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IN THE LAND OF KIDBOOKVILLE

This article examines some lessons learned in an award-winning young adult book.

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“SEEING IS BELIEVING” OR “YOU CAN’T TRUST YOUR LYIN’ EYES?”

Reality is defined as: "the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them." Reality is not subjective.

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Social Justice Warriors

Are children being trained by adults to become activists? Are they qualified to take on these battles, or are they being exploited?

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Why Can't Children Just Be Children?

Even very young children seem to have strong feelings and opinions about controversial subjects. Are these ideas purposefully planted in the minds of children?

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Between the Covers

  • What were children reading in 1900?
  • What’s a “controlled” vocabulary?
  • What do reading levels really mean?
  • Is profanity used in young adult books?
  • What are books for “reluctant readers?”
  • What are adult books for teens?
  • How are books used to create youth activists?
  • What is censorship and who are the censors?
  • How is Christianity portrayed in children’s books?
  • Are book descriptions and reviews reliable?

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