What I mean by controversial is unusual, original, thought-provoking…How do these books break with the tradition of children’s literature, or play with it in some way? How do they refer to modernity and explain contemporary problems? A Monster Calls, a children’s book about cancer, or This Is Not My Hat’ are particularly good examples.
I think this would be a very interesting article! Maybe you could talk about how society as a whole feels about these books. Do they find the modernity suitable for children or is it considered too mature for them? – sarajean2212 years ago
May I suggest 'Tango Makes Three' as a possible example too? It's a marvellous tale of homosexual love in penguins. – mattdoylemedia2 years ago