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A compilation of the most controversial/original children's books

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? – sarajean221 2 years ago
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  • May I suggest 'Tango Makes Three' as a possible example too? It's a marvellous tale of homosexual love in penguins. – mattdoylemedia 2 years ago
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