Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle penned the science fiction tale about a girl’s quest to find her father after he is captured by the Dark Thing. She inspired millions with her story and won the Newbery Award for her novel.
However, many criticized her for having a strong female protagonist in a science fiction novel. A Wrinkle in Time was published in the 1960’s when many still challenged the idea of women being independent and self-sufficient.
Many also challenged A Wrinkle in Time for its use of magic, such as crystal balls and time travel. This kind of fantasy combined with L’Engle’s references to the Bible have angered many people, particularly Christians, who believe that science and religion should not be mixed in this way.