Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature
Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers
By Anne Lundin
Routledge – 2004 – 200 pages
In this pioneering historical study, Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, and the media together create and influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. Lundin examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, and its effect on the production of children's literature. The volume includes a comprehensive list of canonical titles for reference.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Best Books: Librarians 2. Best Books: Scholars 3. Best Books: Reader Conclusion Bibliography Index
Anne Lundin is Professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.