Children have always read books written for adults, even while their own body of literature has grown. Why even have a separate juvenile literature if children are exposed to the adult world daily? Because children can and do benefit from a literature that meets their interests and the context of their lives. What they do not benefit from is literature that is “dumbed down” on the assumption that they cannot handle complexities.
|—||Radical Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age (1999) by Eliza Dresang (via presentingbooks)|