New publication: The Sunshine Children

cover-1A book of mine exploring letters written by children and published in the North American-Icelandic children’s newspaper Sólskin (Engl. Sunshine) between 1915 and 1918 has been published. The book provides background details, offers cultural and historical context, and traces some of the major recurring themes found in the letters of the so-called “Sunshine Children.” Through their letters, the Sunshine Children added their own layers of experience and understanding to the public discourse of what it meant to be a North American-Icelander in the early part of the 20th century.