Is Saturday morning TV as bad as it seems? Should I give my daughter a Barbie? Have I failed as a parent if my son keeps asking for military toys? How is the violence they see around them affecting kids today? With clarity and humour, McDonnell discusses why popular culture is an irresistible lure to children and why it binds them together in a subculture of their own.
Kathleen McDonnell is an award-winning playwright and author of adult and children's literature. Born in Chicago and now living in Toronto, she is a frequent contributor to the CBC and other media.