Pierce article and re-reading

"When Girls Go Wrong" by Jennifer Burek Pierce, in LQ v77 n3
Pierce does a smashing job of simply, clearly, and concisely situation historical observations from an array of sources within larger social questions about how reading fit into young peoples' ways of spending time. She's critical of librarians' claims that they could keep girls "safe" in libraries, but at the same time situates those criticisms within a cultural context.

In concrete terms, this article shows me that examining the rhetoric of librarians' surveys of children is a great direction for future research.