A Manifesto for Children's Literature; or, Reading Harold as a Teenager

September 2015
Iowa Review;Fall2015, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p87
The article explores why children's literature matters to adults. Topics include the levels of meaning adults may have missed when they read the book as a child, the interpretations offered by adults' experiences that are unavailable to less experienced readers, and the art, wisdom, beauty, melancholy, hope, and insight offered by children's books for readers of all ages.


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