The Bold New Politics Of Children’s Books

Subjects once considered taboo for people of any age are making their way into books geared toward the youngest readers. In many ways the trend mirrors television shows and movies that push the envelope and open up dialogue about important political and social topics, including recent hits such as Orange Is the New Black and The Normal Heart. But unlike these shows the books call on kids to confront difficult subject matter, and to start thinking about social justice at an early age.

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