Children and Propaganda
Children were also the target of propaganda. Many nations, including the United States, produced children’s books that promoted specific political ideologies or demonized a perceived enemy. During World War II, children couldn’t avoid propaganda. It was on posters, at the movies, and intertwined with education in many schools. A universal message was that children had a role to play in the war effort, whether it was collecting items, giving up food, growing gardens, or helping to sell war bonds, they were expected to contribute.