It was an extremely difficult day for me as a child when I realized wearing a sunbonnet set me apart. I mean how else do you play Laura in the woods behind the duck pond? Obviously the sunbonnet made the outfit pop!

The Little House series is the earliest books I remember reading during my childhood by myself. Like millions of children I felt Laura spoke directly to me. Truthfully as an adult I completely reread the series every few years. Usually during times of stress or change when I need an anchor to cling; a familiar voice.

Recently though it’s difficult not to see the series through the lens of adulthood and begin to wonder more about the historical background of the series. These beautiful vignettes fit into a wider picture of early American life and immigration.

This blog will be smattering of academic as well as sentimental posts. Thank you for reading and I welcome your ideas as well as feedback.




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