Judging Bias in Children’s Books

Presenting the works of Mark Twain, Williams Steig and Theodore Taylor as examples of books with bias for children.

This essay discusses how children’s literature is often filled with some kind of bias. Mark Twain’s, Williams Steig’s and Theodore Taylor’s books for young people are a case in point. Many young readers could easily interpret certain themes in these authors’ works as being offensive and discriminatory against certain groups.