‘Books to Build Boys and Girls’ a story of gender through the lens of 80 years of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards by Michele Gill
This research has been published on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award site. It begins:
The list of novels and picture books which have won the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals spans almost a century of British history. This expanse of time gives an insight into the works that adults, specifically librarians, have viewed as the 'best' books to be published for young people. While 'best' as a concept can undoubtedly be contested, the winning titles nevertheless provide an understanding of how gender has been portrayed throughout the twentieth century and into the new millennium.