This is Why We Need More Children’s Science Fiction

Well, okay, this isn’t the only reason why.  But this article from Gizmodo  by Andrew Liptak begins to point out a part of the role of science fiction readers and writers have in society at large.  It can have an impact on us, and on our future.

The White House Wants To Use Science Fiction To Settle The Solar System


None of this is news to me, of course.  That was part of my point in my recent School Library Journal article: Great Science Fiction For Middle Graders

Or, there are these blog posts I’ve written in the past:


So maybe . . . just maybe there’s an opening here, a belief that Science Fiction is something worth our consideration and a part of the story of our identity.  And maybe it’s time we start growing new readers.  There’s no better place to start than children’s books!


About Stephanie Whelan

I'm a children's librarian with a life-long love of all things science fiction and fantasy.

Posted on March 2, 2016, in General Posts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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