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I was just reading the Helen Keller link on our syllabus. I had never thought about how famous activist are portrayed in children's literature. This is a quote from the text: "Activist and educator Patrick Shannon's careful analysis of the underlying social message of books for young readers highlights this important finding: 'Regardless of the genre type, the authors of these books promoted concern for self-development, personal emotions, self-reliance, privacy, and competition rather than concern for social development, service to community, cooperation toward shared goals, community, and mutual prosperity' (1988, p. 69)."
I see a lot of validity in the article's message now that I go back and think about the messages in childrens lit that portray personal frustrations rather than the organized push and struggle against racism.
I was wondering what everyone else thought or got from this article??!

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