Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Penguin Classics, ISBN 0142437174

Steven Mintz, Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood, Belknap Press, 2004, ISBN 0674019988

We will provide selections from Viviana A Zelizer, Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children, Princeton University Press, 1994, ISBN 069103459.  If you can purchase a cheap copy, do so.  It’s a good book.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, or On Education, ed. Allan Bloom, Basic Books, ISBN 0465019315, buy only this edition.

Mildred Armstrong Kalish, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression, Bantam Books, 2008, ISBN 0553384244

We’ll read the following two books at the same time.  Half the class will read Linn; the other half will read Molnar.  Do not buy either of these books before attending class:

Susan Linn, Consuming Kids: Protecting Our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing and Advertising, Anchor, 2005, ISBN 1400079993

Alex Molnar, Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America’s Schools, Westview Press, 2001, ISBN 081339139.

We have ordered the following periodical.  After you are enrolled in the class, your student account will be charged for this and you’ll receive your copy in class:
“Youth Culture,” The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture, Spring, 2009, Vol. 11, no. 1, ISSN 1527-9677