The New Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cover Sure Is...Something

For a lot of us, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most iconic books of our childhoods. Just thinking about it brings about recollections of chocolate rivers, glass elevators that can run in any direction and sadistic-yet-charismatic candy makers who leave their magical factories to poor, good-hearted… » 8/08/14 3:45pm 8/08/14 3:45pm

Harriet The Spy: Iconoclastic, American Lezebel Icon

NPR's "Morning Edition" ran a segment this morning on what a groundbreaking work of young adult fiction Harriet the Spy was when it debuted in 1964. According to NPR correspondent Neva Grant, heroine Harriet M. Welsch was considered controversial because "Harriet saw too much, said too much. She even had to see a… » 3/03/08 4:30pm 3/03/08 4:30pm