Books for Tough Times

A review of popular American children’s books of the past century reveals a recurring theme in the children’s publishing industry: When times are tough, cue the stories about times that were even tougher.

At Slate Erica S. Perl comes up with a very thoughtful set of books.


Filed under Children's Literature

2 responses to “Books for Tough Times

  1. Ricka

    I was happy to see “Tight Times” included with the books. Back when my daughter was young, in those tight times, we discovered Ms Hazen’s book in the library. It was our favorite for quite a while.


  2. noahsnotebook

    It’s true, where would we all be if we didn’t have the influence of our childhood heroes?


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