How Children’s Books Teach Kids To Despise Clever Girls

Lately I’ve been reading chapter books with my 8-year-old daughter. We’ve been reading realistic comedy dramas from various American eras, from Ramona Quimby to Junie B. Jones to Judy Moody to Clementine. We’re just starting to (re)delve into the work of Judy Blume. We’ve also read similar books produced locally such as Philomena Wonderpen by Ian …