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I think Pollyanna might have gotten a bum rap. More than once in my life I’ve been accused of having a “Pollyanna attitude.” I didn’t actually know what this meant, except that it was not a good thing. Being “a Pollyanna” implied having an unrealistically sunny view of whatever was happening. Since Pollyanna and I had been linked so often, I thought I should finally read the book. For children’s literature, Pollyanna is one dark book. Spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t read it: Pollyanna is more like “The Book of Job” than any children’s book I’ve ever read. Written in ...

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