Children’s Books

Heads and tails

Children's Books | Animal stories for ages 9-12
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 4/29/16, 01:00 am

Firstborn

Tor Seidler

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The past and its sins

Children’s Books of the Year | Controversy over author G.A. Henty raises the question: How should we teach history?
by Michael T. Hamilton
Posted 4/29/16, 01:00 am

In a Christian school classroom the day before their Gettysburg battlefield visit, students called out reasons North and South took up arms against each other: “To end slavery.” “To stop the South from seceding.” “To protect states’ rights.” Which of those loomed the largest?

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Slavery with a smile?

Children’s Books of the Year | The birthday cake that became a conflagration
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 4/29/16, 01:00 am

When George Washington celebrated his first birthday as president of the United States, he couldn’t have known that a children’s story about his favorite cake would one day rock the publishing world and lead to the actual banning—not just censoring—of a picture book.

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