“high concept” isn’t a measure of quality; it’s a defining characteristic of certain stories.
It’s the responsibility of writers of children's literature to ask good questions and be faithful to the truth of things.
Reading is, for the most part, a solitary act. But readers always find ways to create community, and share our reading experiences and our favorite books with others who understand our obsession.
Christians who take their faith seriously try to apply biblical principles to every facet of life. It’s not always easy to maintain a balance, and this inconsistency is the basis for a lot of the criticism—some deserved, some not—that comes our way.
One of the areas that is of interest to me is how we choose literature we believe is appropriate, for ourselves as well as for our children.