Ann M. Martin by Marylou Morano Kjelle

By Marylou Morano Kjelle

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How could the book best be used in the classroom? Martin kept all of her notes in a file. When she was a senior, she had to write a thesis for each of her majors. For her elementary education major, Martin 41 42 ANN M. MARTIN wrote a 50-page paper on the use of children’s literature in the classroom. Martin’s renewed interest in children’s literature reawakened her desire to write, especially books for children. While she was at Smith College, she quietly began submitting a few picture book manuscripts to publishers, but they were all rejected.

52 Martin’s writing endured other criticisms as well. Parents complained that their children were too interested in the Baby-sitter’s Club books and that they continued to read them long after their reading levels had improved beyond the series’ targeted fourth grade reading level. Professionals believed the Baby-sitters Club series stereotyped girls and modeled child care and domesticity to them, instead of challenging them to explore nontraditional careers. Other critiques said that the Baby-sitters Club books limited their readers’ expectations of preadolescent experiences.

This scenario, according to Martin, “thrust [the characters in the book] into a more sophisticated crowd of kids, and they become 57 58 ANN M. ”47 Martin found the diary format of this series challenging. “You have to consider realistically how long any kid would keep up a diary entry, and you must make things happen within short spaces . . 48 Other Baby-sitters Club “spin off” series were: the Mystery series, the Super Mysteries series, and the Best Friends Forever series. Once the demand for Baby-sitters Club books and the other series escalated, Martin was usually writing two books a month: one Baby-sitter Club book, and one Little Sister book.

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