Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos
On this episode of Pop Life, Kendall Phillips chats with Michelle Abate. Michelle Ann Abate is an associate professor specializing in literature for children and young adults. Her latest book is ‘Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos: New Perspectives on Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts’. Kendall and Michelle discuss why Charles Shultz is potentially undervalued as cultural creator, Peanuts as a work of American Philosophy, and the decision Shultz made to include a person of color in the comic.