Our Young Folks

Our Young Folks was a monthly literary magazine aimed at children and young adults, published in the United States from 1865 to 1873. The magazine was founded by Howard M. Ticknor and John T. Fields, who were also the founders of the publishing firm Ticknor and Fields.Image:our-young-folks-sample-cover

Our Young Folks featured a mix of short stories, poems, articles, and illustrations, with contributions from some of the leading children's authors and illustrators of the day, including Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The magazine also included puzzles, games, and other educational material.

The magazine's target audience was primarily middle-class children who were interested in adventure stories and tales of morality and virtue. Our Young Folks generally avoided controversial topics and focused on uplifting and wholesome content that parents could approve of.

Despite its relatively short run, Our Young Folks became a popular publication and was widely read by children and young adults across the United States. The magazine's success paved the way for future children's publications, and it remains an important publication in the history of American children's literature.

In 1874, Our Young Folks was merged with the children's magazine Wide Awake, also published by Ticknor and Fields, to form St. Nicholas Magazine, which became one of the most influential children's publications of the late 19th century.{{Categories}}

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