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ERIC Number: EJ653486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry": A Culturally Specific, Subversive Concept of Child Agency.
McDowell, Kelly
Children's Literature in Education, v33 n3 p213-25 Sep 2002
Presents a critique of Mildred D. Taylor's "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" with regard to its positioning of the child subject. Proposes that the novel contrasts classic works of children's fiction by following a trajectory of child agency, which is enabled through the novel's racial specificity. Discusses the role of historical understanding and the unveiling of racist power structures. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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