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McNair, Jonda C. – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine how the social practices of African American families--with children in grades K-2--changed as a result of participating in a family literacy program utilizing African American children's literature. The families were exposed, through a series of workshops, to an abundance of children's literature…
Descriptors: African American Literature, Childrens Literature, Parents, Children
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Marshall, Elizabeth – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
This essay examines the representation of adolescent girlhood, sexual violence and agency in Francesca Lia Block's contemporary fairy tale collection "The Rose and The Beast." Focusing specifically on the tale "Wolf," the author provides a literary analysis of how Block draws on and reworks traditional Western fairy tale variants to reintroduce…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Adolescent Literature, Violence, Sexual Harassment