Christina Phillips Mattson, Casper ter Kuile, and MG Prezioso

Jan 13, 2023

Child's Play

The Seriousness of Children's Literature

New Books Network 2018

We shouldn’t be dismissive of the popularity of children’s literature among adults, as it is often in these works of fiction that powerful themes such as death, love, and virtue are most deeply and imaginatively explored.


  • Christina Phillips Mattson, Scholar of Children’s Literature
  • Casper ter Kuile, Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and co-host of "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text"
  • MG Prezioso, Contributing writer for Harvard Political Review

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