And yet, by every criterion listed, children’s fiction is entirely capable of being great literature. Indeed, if you’re looking for writing that changes the reader and the world, there may be no better form….I’ve visited countless schools and seen for myself the life-changing power of children’s books. It’s impossible to overstate the transformative effects they can have upon individual readers – and collectively, across generations, upon the world.
Obviously we agree…children’s books and genre books and YA books and board books can be (and often are) great literature!
Have you read AMERICAN BORN CHINESE? Published in 2006, Gene Luen Yang’s book was a finalist for the National Book Award, the winner of an Eisner, and was the first graphic novel to win the Printz Award. #firstlinefriday #printzaward #graphicnovel #ya #books