Book Review: Richard Morehouse Reviews Jana Mohr Lone’s Seen and Not Heard: Why Children’s Voices Matter


  • Richard Morehouse


Introduction: One reading of Seen and Not Heard: Why Children's Voices Matter may be that it is a plea for epistemic justice. According to Jana Mohr Lone, epistemic justice allows someone to be heard and capable of imparting knowledge to others. Epistemic justice for children is one of many themes explored throughout the book; each chapter will highlight one or more themes to entice potential readers to read this Seen and Not Heard closely. Seen and Not Heard is organized into an introduction and seven chapters (Not heard, Childhood, Friendship, Political voices, Happiness, Death, and Listening1). Epistemic justice, or its lack, is just one of the themes that I think the reader will internalize as they read Lone's work of praxis. The reader will also appreciate the breadth and depth of Jana Mohr Lone's reading. It is inspiring without being intimidating.