ERIC Number: EJ1025697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
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The Origins and History of American Children's Literature
Tunnell, Michael O.; Jacobs, James S.
Reading Teacher, v67 n2 p80-86 Oct 2013
Books meant for young readers did not appear until scholars such as John Locke began to suggest a more modern concept of childhood. Though the eighteenth century saw the establishment and growth of children's book publishing, it was as late as the nineteenth century when children's literature truly came of age. This article traces the development of American children's literature from its early European roots to the rich and diverse literary offerings available to young readers in the twenty-first century.
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