‘Scrimping and Pinching to Make Ends Meet’: Celebrating the Way Beverly Cleary Wrote About Money
Nicole Dieker

Wow, I haven’t read a Ramona book in decades, but I remember the tongue sandwiches. Tiny me was so grossed out by the idea of eating tongue!

Speaking of Beverley Cleary’s attention to the small details of poverty (or at best, almost-poverty), Ruth Graham’s article on Cleary’s books for teenagers discusses how class differences affect teen romance in YA Cleary.

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/04/beverly_cleary_s_novels_about_teenage_girls_fifteen_the_luckiest_girl_jean.html .

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