Paige Gray and "The Defender Junior"

Paige Gray joins us to discuss her research examining "The Defender Junior", a children's section that ran in the early 20th century in the widely circulated and influential African American newspaper The Chicago Defender. Her paper,  "Join the Club: African American Children's Literature, Social Change, and the Chicago Defender Junior" was originally published in Children's Literature Association Quarterly, and recently featured in The Conversation.

Paige Gray is a professor of writing and liberal arts at Savannah College of Art and Design. Her book, Cub Reporters: American Children's Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age is available through SUNY Press.