Sunday, December 19, 2010

Right/Left Politics in Children's Books

A few years ago, Alida Allison published a very tiny review of the book "Why Mommy is a Democrat" and Rush Limbaugh sicked his minions on her and she received hundreds of nasty letters...

Last October Jerry Griswold spoke on politics in contemporary children's books in a lecture in Paris titled "When the American Right Gets History Wrong"...

Now the Boston Globe is covering this topic in an essay featuring scholar Michelle Abate:

"Would you like to teach your child about American values this Christmas? You can pick up a copy of “Of Thee I Sing,” the new children’s book by Barack Obama. Or if you prefer, you can pick up a copy of “The Liberal Clause,” in which Obama, Grinch-like in a Santa suit, traduces the Christmastution till he is finally stopped...."

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