“Certainly, these are not what burgeoning radicals were reading; by the time the later books in the series were written, they would have been a refuge, and in some ways a retro one. But if not actively progressive, they are always deeply wholesome in the true and nourishing sense.” 
Read more of Sadie Stein’s reflection on Dinny Gordon and “malt shop books,” the numerous young-adult series written in the 1950s and 1960s.

“Certainly, these are not what burgeoning radicals were reading; by the time the later books in the series were written, they would have been a refuge, and in some ways a retro one. But if not actively progressive, they are always deeply wholesome in the true and nourishing sense.” 

Read more of Sadie Stein’s reflection on Dinny Gordon and “malt shop books,” the numerous young-adult series written in the 1950s and 1960s.

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