Books We Want to Read #4: Children’s Literature
Is it an odd thing for a Human Rights publisher to carve out a division just for Children’s Literature? It is, unless you actually think about it. The great children’s books taught us about humanity, caring, dignity and standing up for what is right. It didn’t matter if the character was Huckleberry Finn, Winnie the Pooh or one of the Famous Five – their authors knew how to speak to us when we were very small. If you can write with the skill of an adult and the mind of a wondering child, we want you to write for us. We’ll tuck your book into bed, give it a kiss on the forehead and leave a light on … just in case there’s something under the bed.