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Crisp, Thomas; Gardner, Roberta Price; Almeida, Matheus – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Despite increased attention toward children's nonfiction and informational texts in recent decades, there is still little research that investigates the ways in which various cultural identities are depicted in nonfiction children's books. Focusing specifically on the 143 winners and honor recipients of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Childrens Literature, Homosexuality, Awards
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Crisp, Thomas; Hiller, Brittany – Children's Literature in Education, 2011
A number of previous studies have addressed gender role-stereotyping in Caldecott Award-winning picturebooks. Building upon the extensive scholarship examining representations of females in Caldecott books, this current study offers a critical investigation of how gender is represented in Caldecott Medal-winning literature from 1938 to 2011 by…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Sex Role, Childrens Literature, Femininity
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Crisp, Thomas – Children's Literature in Education, 2011
On September 16, 2009, the Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) released a statement revising their eligibility guidelines for the Lambda Literary Award, the most prestigious citation offered for LGBT books and authors. This criteria, which demands that an author must self-identify as a member of the LGBT family of writers, has been met with…
Descriptors: Literature, Awards, Books, Authors
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Crisp, Thomas – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
Authors of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) adolescent novels have recently moved away from addressing the "problem" of sexual identity and have instead focused on personal and societal "acceptance" of non-normative sexualities. Within the increasing number of "acceptance" titles published depicting gay males,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Novels
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Crisp, Thomas – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
Few pieces of GLBTQ fiction have received the popular and scholarly acclaim awarded to Alex Sanchez's "Rainbow Boys" series. Although "problem novels" are rarely taken seriously as literature, the books--the first novel in particular--have joined the few pieces of GLBTQ literature incorporated into educational discourse and curriculum. In this…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Homosexuality, Novels, Males