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Four controversial kids' books from the '50s

The 1950s was a hinge decade for noteworthy and nation-changing civil rights events. Meanwhile, there was also a revolution brewing in book stores and public libraries. A handful of children's books were focal points of the movement toward integration. Dr. Nancy Huse, professor emerita of English at Augustana, says, "Literature acts as a change agent when a process of interpretation involves various kinds of readers over time and in different media." Read more

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