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ERIC Number: EJ1118333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Queer and Trans-Themed Books for Young Readers: A Critical Review
Bittner, Robert; Ingrey, Jennifer; Stamper, Christine
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v37 n6 p948-964 2016
As research on transgender and gender nonconforming children and youth becomes increasingly prevalent in literary scholarship, educational possibilities arise for teachers of children's and young adult (YA) literature in various classroom settings. This article provides a brief history of literature for children and teens containing queer and trans-positive themes, as well as critical reviews of a selection of more prominent contemporary children's and YA texts. The aim in these reviews is not to offer an exhaustive examination of what is available in trans-positive literature for children and youth, but to consider how these texts, and others, may begin to form a pedagogy of possibility that is rooted in gender equity and social justice.
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Language: English
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