1. brucegee1962 says

    You know, Affinity, I’ve been noticing how many of the books whose covers you’ve been showing to us announce their gender-specificity in the title. In the childrens’ books you’ve looked at, would you say that’s a definite trend?

  2. voyager says

    @brucegee1962 says,

    Yes, most of the children’s books of the late 19th and early 20th Century are designated as stories for girls or boys. Cowboys, adventure stories and science fiction are mostly for boys and romance and homemaking stories are mostly for girls. Morality stories are mostly aimed at girls, too -- along the lines of the importance of a lady’s reputation and remaining chaste. The trend continues into the 1950s and 1960s with series such as Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.

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