Wednesday, August 21, 2013


The Newbery awards.

Award for excellence in children's literature.

Here is a list of past winners.

There used to be a lot more gun content among the honorees. Blogs mentioned The Matchlock Gun some time ago. A young colonial boy uses an antique (even for then) matchlock blunderbuss to defend his mother and sister from rampaging savages on the frontier. There is other obvious gun content. Well, positiveIt tapers off in the 1950s, from a cursory glance. The last obvious gunbook is 1958. Then I guess firearms become too icky to expose young minds to.

Unless you count this one from last year...

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