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Towards a better future: How Engage Books creates books that make a difference

Thesis type
(Project) M.Pub.
Date created
2021-04-27
Authors/Contributors
Author: Lee, Ashley
Abstract
This report looks at the changing landscape of Engage Books as they switch their focus from publishing classic titles to publishing children's books under the mandate 'books that make a difference,' and the tactics they are implementing to push boundaries within the children's publishing industry. To provide context as to where Engage Books stands as an independent children's publisher, the report gives a brief overview of the history of the acceptability of sensitive topics in children's literature and the relationship between censorship and small presses. Engage Books has adopted the philosophy that it is easier to shape the minds of children than it is to change the minds of those who are already set in their ways, and thus, has begun introducing previously censored information and major world crises to children in an attempt to help the next generation become informed and engaged citizens who can help create a better society.
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etd21344
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Supervisor or Senior Supervisor
Thesis advisor: Steedman, Scott
Language
English
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