"A Wrinkle in Time" Book Review by hicaliber

"A Wrinkle in Time"
A look at why Madeleine L'Engle's children's book "A Wrinkle in Time" is considered inappropriate for children.
# 95905 | 1,201 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2007 in Literature (Children) , English (Analysis)

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The paper discusses how Madeleine L'Engle's children's book "A Wrinkle in Time" is one of the books which have been included on the list of the banned books in the United States. The paper explains that this is partly because it was structured as a Christian fantasy, blending science and religion to convey its main meaning about good and evil. The paper relates that it was not considered appropriate for children also because of its mystical implications, its feminist content and perhaps it was considered too challenging and possibly influential. The paper highlights that all these reasons were motivated by the time at which it appeared; the beginning of the 1960s.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bloom, Harold, ed. Women Writers of Children's Literature. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1998
  • Foerstel, Herbert N. Banned in the U.S.A.: A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002
  • L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1962
  • --- A Special Message from Madeleine L'Engle . http://www.powells.com/biblio/0440498058
  • Lundin, Anne. Constructing the Cannon for Children's Literature: Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers. New York: Routledge, 2004

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