[Marxism] Books for kids?

Mike Friedman mikedf at amnh.org
Tue Jul 15 09:51:47 MDT 2008

If it's sci-fi and fantasy you're thinking of, then some of the books by
Guy Gavriel Kay are also good, particularly the Lion of Al Assam. I second
Pullman, who is excellent. Mieville might bore him: my son didn't think
much of his writing, although I like it. Octavia Butler is good,
particularly since her characters are often youth, and her books are
decidedly anti-racist and anti-capitalist (Mumia did a eulogy on her). Her
"Parable of the Sower" is good, for example. My son liked Persepolis
(speaking of which...) and was strongly affected by Maus. I'll ask him for
some suggestions, as well...

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> My 11-year-old son and I have struck a deal under which he has to read a
> list of books of my choosing before I'll buy him an electronic gadget he
> covets.
> Technically speaking, he can read at an adult level but isn't necessarily
> mature enough to read adult books as such. So I'm trying to find some
> roughly age-appropriate books, fiction or non-fiction, that either carry a
> message of resistance or reveal some truths about history that he won't
> get
> in school.

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