The Sunshine Children (2023)

A monograph study of letters written by children and published in the North American-Icelandic children’s newspaper Sólskin (Engl. Sunshine) between 1915 and 1918. I have previously published digital transcriptions and my own English translations of these same letters in the e-book Letters from the North American-Icelandic Children’s Newspaper Sólskin (2023). This 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.