A fascinating look at the "greats" of children's and young adult literature of the 20th century.I was surprised to see how many of them cited a fear for future children's safety as their motive for writing for them.Other shockers included a large number of authors who stopped writing for adults entirely after beginning to publish for younger readers and many who described their childhoods as reclusive, isolating or solitary.I was also (sort of) surprised to find that a few took the time to specifically mention public libraries as an essential part of their education as writers.