Newbery Medal Winner "A Wrinkle in Time" Turns 50 This Year
NPR celebrates the fantasy and science fiction classic A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle in its recently published article "The Unlikely Best-Seller: 'A Wrinkle in Time.'"
Addressing the fact that most publishers turned down L'Engle's novel due to its complexity, L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis, says, "Even if a young reader doesn't know all of the words, or know who all of the quotations are from, or if they can't grasp exactly what a tesseract is ... it sort of gives room for the reader and shows possibility and a place where you want to go and understand. [L'Engle] didn't think condescending to children was the right thing to do."
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