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Making Americans: Children's Literature from 1930 to 1960

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American children need books that draw on their own history and circumstances, not just the classic European fairy tales. They need books that enlist them in the great democratic experiment that is the United States. These were the beliefs of many of the authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, and teachers who expanded and transformed children's book publishing between the 1930s and the 1960s. Although some later critics have argued that the books published in this era offered a vision of a safe, secure, simple world ...

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Making Americans: Children's Literature from 1930 to 1960
2013, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781609381929

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