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Suggestions for Further Reading

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General: Secondary Sources on Children's Literature and the Left: Print | Web

Print: Children's Lit | The Left


General: Literature for Children and Young Adults

The Marxist Internet Archive's Annotated Bibliography is an excellent resource for finding progressive children's books on a wide range of topics, including several books that are explicitly Marxist. You might begin with this site. The list below (assembled by yours truly) is incomplete and unnanotated, but it's one place you might go next.
  • Karen Hesse, Phoenix Rising (1994)
  • Karen Hesse, Witness (2001)
  • Eva Ibbotson, The Island of the Aunts (1999)
  • Rachel Isadora, Ben's Trumpet (1979)
  • Lynn Johnston, For Better or For Worse (comic strip, 1979-)
  • Ruth Krauss, This Thumbprint (1967)
  • Leo Lionni, The Alphabet Tree (1968)
  • Mary Marcy, Stories of the Cave People (1915)
  • David Macauley, Baaa (1985)
  • Aaron McGruder, Boondocks (comic strip, 1997-)
  • Ken Mochizuki, Baseball Saved Us, illus. Dom Lee (1993)
  • Robert Munsch, The Paper Bag Princess, illus. Michael Martchenko (1980)
  • Walter Dean Myers, Fallen Angels (1988)
  • Walter Dean Myers, Monster (1999)
  • Daniel Manus Pinkwater, The Big Orange Splot (1977)
  • Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites (1987)
  • Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach (1991)
  • Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf (1989)
  • Jon Scieszka and Steve Johnson, The Frog Prince Continued (1991)
  • Shel Silverstein, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back (1963)
  • Sam Swope, The Araboolies of Liberty Street, illus. Barry Root (1989)
  • G. B. Trudeau, Doonesbury (comic strip, 1970-)
  • Johnny Valentine, One Dad Two Dads Brown Dad Blue Dads, illus. Melody Sarecky (1994)
  • Johnny Valentine, Two Moms, the Zark, and Me, illus. Angelo Lopez (1993)
  • Chris Van Allsburg, Just a Dream (1990)
  • Vera B. Williams, Something Special for Me (1983)
  • Vera B. Williams, Music, Music for Everyone (1984)
  • Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade (1993)
  • Virginia Euwer Wolff, True Believer (2001)
  • Arthur Yorinks, Hey, Al, illus. by Richard Egielski (1986)
  • Charlotte Zolotow, William's Doll, pictures by William Pene Du Bois (1972)


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