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ERIC Number: EJ792454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Beyond Borders: Reading "Other" Places in Children's Literature
Stewart, Susan Louise
Children's Literature in Education, v39 n2 p95-105 Jun 2008
The author analyzes two texts, Gloria Whelan's "Homeless Bird" and Deborah Ellis's "Parvana's Journey", in an attempt to explain some of the problems and difficulties associated with those texts. The author examines Whelan's representations of India and finds troubling binaries associated with that text. In comparison, the author finds Ellis's depictions of Afghanistan more nuanced and complex. The author also discusses student reception of both texts and offers ways to problematize some of their reactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; India