ERIC Number: EJ784949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Adolescent Journeys: Finding Female Authority in "The Rain Catchers" and "The House on Mango Street"
Dubb, Christina Rose
Children's Literature in Education, v38 n3 p219-232 Sep 2007
This article compares the first-person narratives of two adolescent girls in the novels "The Rain Catchers" and "The House on Mango Street". I propose that adolescent girls can use literacy to read the world around them as a text and therefore help them to form their own identities enough to ultimately find authority in telling their own stories. I use Judith Langer's theory of envisionment-building as a primary lens through which to interpret the girls' narrative work and further elucidate the feminist aspects involved through Belenky et al.'s famous work, "Women's Ways of Knowing".
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Narration, Novels, Story Telling, Comparative Analysis, Feminism, Literacy
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