NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1130818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Love Is True-Blue: Grandmothering in Rita Williams-Garcia's "One Crazy Summer" and "P.S. Be Eleven"
Hinton, KaaVonia; Branyon, Angela
Middle School Journal, v47 n4 p15-22 2016
Recent images of President Obama's mother-in-law, Mrs. Marian Robinson, caring for her granddaughters in the White House are a powerful reminder of the prominence that grandmothers have had in African American communities. The significance of the grandmother figure can also be seen in award-winning literature for young adolescents such as in Rita Williams-Garcia's "One Crazy Summer" (2010) and "P.S. Be Eleven" (2013). An inductive qualitative content analysis of the functions of the grandmother in these novels provides insight into the significance of grandmothers in African American families. Framed by Black feminist thought and research and scholarship in family studies, analysis of the novels finds that the grandmother serves three major roles: caregiver, teacher, and disciplinarian.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A