ever wonder about how the sun and moon appear and disappear each morning and night? the answer can be found in the feminist and oh so groovy children's book, amy and the cloud basket. published in 1975, the book is the story of amy mclune, who bucks the gender roles in the town of pan.
instead of wanting to spoon clouds on and off the sun and moon as the females of pan traditionally do, she wants a basket to collect the clouds. at first the men of pan are outraged that a girl would even think of asking for a basket. eventually, everyone realizes that each person should be able to choose their role in the cloud changing process. thank you amy mclune!
i highly suggest clicking on the photos to get an even better look at the far out clothing and hair worn by the citizens of pan. the book is an homage to bell-bottom overalls.
amy and the cloud basket was published by lollipop power press, a feminist publishing collective based in north carolina. you can buy your own copy for only $88.95 (!!!). my crumbling copy is not for sale.