Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 September 2018

496 Pages | Over 200 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198806189

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Reading and Rebellion

An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children 1900-1960

Edited by Kimberley Reynolds, Jane Rosen, and Michael Rosen

  • Reveals the little-known genre of politically committed children's publications in inter-war and post-war Britain
  • Presents more than 50 examples and extracts, from picture books, plays, song-books, novels, pamphlets
  • Arranged in fourteen thematic sections, each with an introduction capturing what it was like to read these books and attend performances of left-wing songs and stories as a child growing up in this period
  • Covers the full age spectrum of young readers, from pre-school children to adolescents
  • Includes a preface by the journalist and writer Polly Toynbee