Little Goody Two Shoes to Captain Underpants—how exactly did THAT happen?

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Literary critic and University of California–San Diego professor Seth Lerer discusses the history of children’s books, the invention of YA, and the transformation from Newbery’s morality tales to the subversion and playfulness of our time with Slate correspondent Katy Waldman.

I mean, what more could you ask for?

For more details, read the the full article.


Waldman, Katy. (2016, August 12). How Did Children’s Literature Evolve from Prim Morality Tales to the Likes of Captain Underpants? Retrieved from:





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