I'm honored that Richard Flynn, a scholar I have long admired, has reviewed Racial Innocence in The Lion and the Unicorn. And how fitting that the review appeared in a special issue, edited by Marah Gubar, on children and theatre. What excellent company on all counts.
“Innovative… nuanced and original… compelling… It should be apparent by now that Bernstein’s is a richly complex argument. What may not yet be apparent is that the book is also a magnificent and stylish performance of its own, consistently provocative, consistently illuminating, and consistently well written. The scholarship is impeccable—indeed, the footnotes alone provide a wealth of information for future scholars. It is not often that a truly groundbreaking book in the field of childhood (or children’s) studies comes along. Robin Bernstein’s Racial Innocence is just such a book.” Richard Flynn, The Lion and the Unicorn 36.2 (2012), 209-213.