ERIC Number: EJ636832
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
"Gentle Doses of Racism": Whiteness and Children's Literature.
Journal of Children's Literature, v27 n2 p9-13 Fall 2001
Discusses how to bring up and discuss the issues of race and class. Explores how to approach, in the classroom, the idea of the white supremacists and the anti-white name-calling in the book "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli. Proposes that educators who are involved with children's literature must rethink how they read children's literature. (SG)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Secondary Education, Literary Criticism, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias
Published by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, Evelyn Freeman, co-editor, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Images in Children's Literature.