In this episode we discuss the controversial labels of ‘trash’ and ‘quality’…
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In this episode you will hear us discuss…
- The point of view of a teacher on how to deal with any children’s literature in a utilitarian way.
- The idea that ‘trashy’ and ‘quality’ children’s books actually support each other.
- The possibility for children to be ‘independent’ readers of fiction, and to form their own judgement about literature.
- The gender aspect of literary taste – what if the word ‘trash’ had been invented to label all things feminine?
- The formulaic and the unexpected in children’s literature.
- A dietetic approach to the consumption of literature.
Lauren then treats us to a review of the beautiful middle grade novel Mimi, by John Newman.
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