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Mending a Hole in the Cultural Memory: Forgotten Radical Children’s Books Published in Britain between 1920 and 1950

Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Kim Reynolds


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The article introduces a representative selection of the kinds of texts and authors who attempted to refashion British society between the two world wars through children’s literature. It discusses works that rejected stereotypical attitudes to gender, race, class, poverty, ethnicity, nationality, and childhood.

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Author(s): Reynolds K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies

Year: 2016

Online publication date: 25/08/2016

Acceptance date: 24/10/2013

Date deposited: 31/08/2016

ISSN (electronic): 2372-2231

Publisher: Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame