Children’s books implicitly shape the minds of young readers – and are covertly censored in many ways. But revising occasional words will usually not shift the values regarded as …
What it is like to develop a reading habit when you have spent your childhood in a small-town.
As a seven-year-old growing up in a rubber plantation in Malaysia, books like 'The Famous Five' were pure escapism, but they didn't always pass muster — especially when dealing with minorities.
Children consuming books riddled with gender norms, ridiculous stereotypes and pompous notions of ‘the English sense of honour’ is disconcerting.