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Brown, Megan R. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Mainstream American culture still commonly considers disabilities as defects. Whether physical, emotional, or mental in nature, these features are hindering an individual, separating them from the perceived norm, and having a negative impact on their acceptance. Films and literature targeting children and young adults currently are seeking to…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Bias, Films, Adolescent Literature
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Dallacqua, Ashley K. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale's graphic novel set "Rapunzel's Revenge" (2008) and "Calamity Jack" (2010) features fractured fairy tales that take up the issue of 'the damsel in distress,' questioning and complicating traditional gender roles in fairy tales. Throughout both graphic novels Rapunzel's character…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 7, Novels, Cartoons
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Anati, Nisreen – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This study explores the impact of the political uprisings in the Middle East, known as the Arab Spring, on Arabic YA literary books. It is based on a content analysis of the Etisalat Book Award's shortlisted entries for the period 2012-2016. It is argued that both children's and YA literature of the Arab World subsequently became more open about…
Descriptors: Arabs, Political Influences, Semitic Languages, Adolescent Literature
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de Bruijn, Annette – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In multi- or intercultural educational contexts, folktales from around the world are often approached as representative of diverse cultures and used to transmit knowledge and understanding of the literary, social and cultural heritage of those cultures to children. In this article, I present contemporary critical literary, folklore and cultural…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Critical Literacy, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education
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Hsieh, Ivy Haoyin – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
There has not been enough critical analysis of children's literature by and about Chinese Americans, especially when compared to other minority groups in the United States. In particular, Chinese American historical books lack extensive analysis. It is important to reflect cultural accuracy in literature and to help children develop clear concepts…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Chinese Americans, Interpersonal Relationship, Picture Books
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Park, Mee Ryoung – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This paper examines the domestication of children literature through the comparative study of two translations of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Vladimir Nabokov and Boris Zakhoder. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has a reputation for being difficult to translate into foreign languages due to its strong linguistic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Translation, Childrens Literature, Fiction
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Spring, Erin – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article explores the interconnections between young adult fiction and young adult readers' constructions of place within two contemporary texts. It employs a qualitative, multiple case study design, and utilizes discussion groups, semi-structured interviews, and the creation of place-journals to interpret some of the ways in which several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Literature, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Harju, Maija-Liisa; Rouse, Dawn – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article explores posthumanism as a philosophy that emphasizes human relationships with the natural world by examining representations of animality, both in children's literature (e.g. titles such as Where the "Wild Things Are," "Wild," "Virginia Wolf," and "No Fits, Nilson!") and in children's play in…
Descriptors: Play, Childrens Literature, Philosophy, Environment
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Rodríguez, Sonia Alejandra – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
There is a long history of discrimination and marginalization of Chicanas/Latinas in the classroom due to xenophobia, language barriers, citizenship status, oversexualization, and much more. Through an analysis of Gloria Velasquez's ("Juanita Fights the School Board," Piñata Books, Houston, 1995) I seek to demonstrate the ways in which…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Educational Discrimination
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Anderson, Anne W. – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Standardized achievement testing of children began in the United States in the 1960s. Since then, the data produced from such tests has been extrapolated to measure schools, teachers, and principals. Today, testing and its corollaries consume much of the time and energy of teachers and students. Miriam Cohen's (2006/1980) "First Grade Takes a…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Childrens Literature, Self Concept, Standardized Tests
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Ash, Gwynne Ellen; Saunders, Jane M. – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This essay considers 12 books of contemporary young adult fiction, published in the United States between 2000 and 2016, with plots directly related to rampage school shootings. It compares the shooters' psychological types, ages, races, genders, roles, motives and the narrative points of view in the books with dominant cultural scripts for…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fiction, Weapons, Violence
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Fischer, Sarah – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
Child-produced marginalia, annotations written or drawn in the margins of a text by a young reader, have been stigmatized as devaluing the book on which it was created and often dismissed as "graffiti." Recent historical studies of marginalia created by older children, those who have mastered conventional writing and drawing, have…
Descriptors: Young Children, Reader Response, Documentation, Toddlers
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Sainsbury, Lisa – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
In this article thought experiments are uncovered as key stimuli of philosophical potential in children's literature and their presentation and function is examined in a selection of focal texts, including: Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking-Glass" (1871); "Even the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Heuristics
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Moriarty, Sinead – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article examines the Antarctic landscape as one of the last places in the world to be explored and mapped, and as one of the most changeable landscapes in the world. The mapping exercises involved in the early, heroic-era Antarctic expeditions, helped to reduce a once mysterious and unknown landscape into a known entity, something that could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Nonfiction
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Zähringer, Raphael – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article explores the functions of paratextual and intra-textual pirate treasure maps in works of literature for children and young adults. Based on an examination of how the indexical X that "marks the spot" operates as the focal point of the semiotic endeavours of treasure maps, the article outlines the fragile stance of maps…
Descriptors: Maps, Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Teaching Methods
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