For Crying Out Loud: Crying and Kids' Books
'I’m a kindred spirit to Anne of Green Gables’ Anne Shirley. When I feel like crying, you see it in my cheeks, in the flicker in my eyes, and sometimes you see it in my bottom lip.' Kura Rutherford writes about children's literature’s reflection of our ideas about crying, and suggests it could be a place of both social change and solace. Do you remember the first time a character cried in a book you were reading? Mine is a story my mum used to read us, Greyling by Jane Yolen.