Chapter One Stage
Books containing heavy subject matter have long been used as tools to help children empathize with marginalized voices that otherwise may not be able to share their stories. From Ant to Eagle, a middle grade novel told from the perspective of an 11-year-old boy whose younger brother is diagnosed and ultimately succumbs to cancer, raises the question: What topics for what ages? Alex Lyttle, pediatrician and author of From Ant To Eagle, discusses difficult subject matter in children’s fiction and how this relates to the various developmental stages of childhood.
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