Saturday, October 11, 2008

Slate Slideshow!

I enjoy Slate's slideshows about kidlit. This latest one was put together by Erica of Pajamazon and is titled, Mom, What's a Credit Default Swap? Books to read your children during a financial crisis. She points out,
A review of popular American children's books of the past century reveals a recurring theme in the children's publishing industry: When times are tough, cue the stories about times that were even tougher.
Interesting. I have to admit I never thought of that myself, but it makes sense. Check it out, and maybe get some titles for your own worried kids.

1 comment:

Chris Barton said...

Let's not forget the nonfiction! Karen Blumenthal did a great job of explaining the 1929 crash to kids (and, um, to some adults) with Six Days in October.