Depictions of Children's Street Culture in Fiction and Nonfiction
September 3, 2013 7:17 AM Subscribe
Please recommend fiction and nonfiction novels which depict folklore and mythology created by children who are free of adult supervision and authority.
posted by zarq to grab bag (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in novels which depict cultures, ideas and preconceptions that children have created as coping mechanisms, or merely to help them understand the world around them -- when adults are either minimally present in their lives, or not in the picture at all.
The 1997 essay "Myths over Miami"
is a good example of what I'm referring to happening in real life, but I'm more interested in reading fiction and non-fiction books that incorporate the same concept.
Thanks in advance!