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Tandoi, Eve – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article reflects on insights gained from a larger study that explored how a class of ten- and eleven-year-olds read and responded to David Almond's hybrid novel, "My Name is Mina." Through focusing on the children's performances of the poems contained within the text, the discussion examines embodied aspects of the children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Novels, Reader Response, Performance
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Palkovich, Einat Natalie – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
The astronomical success of "Matilda the Musical" can be attributed to a variety of factors, including the popularity of Roald Dahl himself. Yet, anyone who knows the novel cannot help but notice that this award-winning musical has made significant changes to the original plot. While revisions are to be expected when novels are adapted…
Descriptors: Novels, Childrens Literature, Drama, Moral Values
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Stamper, Christine N. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This essay argues that Maggie Thrash's "Honor Girl" navigates a multi-liminal space allowing it to participate in and expand upon traditions that already exist within children's literature, graphic memoirs, the comics medium, and the history of girl camps as homosocial spaces. By discussing graphic memoirists for adults (such as Alison…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Sexuality, Adolescents, Camps
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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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Palo, Annbritt; Manderstedt, Lena – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article presents an analysis of a recent, award-winning Swedish novel for children and young adults, "The Murderer's Ape" by Jakob Wegelius, and digitally published reviews of the novel. In the first part of the paper, we provide an intersectional analysis of the novel, focusing on gender, profession, species and class. The…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Novels, Animals
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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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El Nouhy, Eman – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
For decades, feminists have tried to dismantle and argue against the image of the Medusa as a figure of female monstrousness. This paper claims that the celebrated British author and poet Ted Hughes, in his novella for children, The Iron Woman, redeemed the Medusa and presented her in a new light that revealed her as a victim, a healer, and a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Females, Novels, Environment
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Yoo, Hyun-Joo – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Writing as an African American woman existing at the margins of American society in the mid 1970s, Mildred D. Taylor demonstrated a postmodern awareness of fictionality and history in "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" (1976). Reworking African American history from the point of view and voice of a black subaltern female child, Taylor…
Descriptors: United States History, African American History, Novels, African American Literature
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Church, Imogen – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article analyses a selection of contemporary children's visual texts (for economy and specificity 'contemporary' is taken to mean the current century), covering a cross-section of age demographics to better understand how the texts depict female characters suffering with mental illness. It examines these primary texts not only to see how such…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Illustrations, Picture Books, Females
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Bell, Katherine – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Novels from the "Dear Canada" series of historic fiction, published by Scholastic Canada, currently populate the shelves of school classrooms and libraries across Canada. This study explores two "Dear Canada" novels that chronicle significant moments in Atlantic Canadian history: Janet McNaughton's novel (Flame and ashes: The…
Descriptors: Females, Fiction, Childrens Literature, History
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Ciocia, Stefania – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
The early reception of D.B.C. Pierre's "Vernon God Little" (2003) has been characterized by comparisons with two canonical literary antecedents: J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" (1991/1951) and, at a greater remove, Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884). The three novels capitalize on the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Novels, Adolescents, Narration
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Daley-Carey, Ebony – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Coming-of-age stories have conventionally constructed the development of subjectivity as a linear, cohesive, and ultimately empowering process. Narrative closure is thus typically contingent on the adolescent protagonist's ability to acquire an agentic form of self-knowledge and integrate productively into the adult world. In contrast, the failure…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Development, Literary Genres
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Endo, Rachel – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
The year 2017 will mark the 75th anniversary when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 or EO 9066 on February 19, 1942. EO 9066 led to the mass incarceration of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans into ten racially segregated concentration camps throughout the U.S. This article discusses the educational and literary…
Descriptors: Novels, Adolescent Literature, Japanese Americans, United States Literature
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Aitchison, David – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article discusses contemporary American school stories that appear to advocate learning and literacy as a democratic good, but actually undermine democratic possibilities by teaching young readers to think of academic inquiry as a means to selfish, petty ends. Since "learning" and "literacy" are catchwords for educators…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Fiction, Childrens Literature, Neoliberalism
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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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