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German Women Writers: Children’s and Young Adult Literature – Lioness at Large

German Women Writers: Children’s and Young Adult Literature

General introduction to this series of blog posts HERE.

Children’s and young adult literature was an era where German women writers were represented even before there were such things as “children’s”, “middle grade”, and “young adult” genres.  In the early 20th century, there were the books of Else Ury, which are still hugely popular today, a century later; after WWII, there were the books by Marie-Louise Fischer (Germany’s answer to Enid Blyton, though she didn’t write children’s / middle grade / YA literature exclusively, therefore she’s included in the main run-down of Post-WWII authors) … and in addition, there are these ladies:

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