Chelsey and Sara chat about another children’s classic: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, reflecting on the difference between reading it as a kid versus our current adult perspectives. We discuss this novel’s unique characters and content, as well as the distinctive nature of the author herself. Allusions abound in this novel, from the biblical to the literary. As part of our exploration of children’s literature, we explore some themes and tropes of children’s literature that will certainly keep coming up throughout this semester as we explore the world of Classic Children’s Literature in your podcast feed and with our Patreon community.
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Books mentioned (affiliate links):
- The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
- Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
- A Circle of Quiet
- or The Crosswick Journals by Madeleine L’Engle
- A Wrinkle in Time the Graphic Novel by Madeline L’Engle & Hope Larson (Illustrator)
- When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
- The Story Of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang