Warfare and Violence in Children’s Literature – Unsuitable Subjects? Introduction The subject of violence including warfare in children’s literature can produce criticism of all materials construed as violent. Some critics state that children’s books referring to violence of any kind are no better than television or film in a firm idea that any exposure can injure, or inure, impressionable minds. This paper has been very interesting to prepare given proximity to several young parents asserting that their children must not be read, or must not read for themselves, books featuring themes of war or violence. In contrast, the important issues are those of the nature and quality of what is provided for children and how adults orient them to the...The end:
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