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Smith, Michelle J.; Moruzi, Kristine – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
In the twenty-first century, the Gothic has experienced a cultural resurgence in literature, film, and television for young adult audiences. Young adult readers, poised between childhood and adulthood, have proven especially receptive to the Gothic's themes of liminality, monstrosity, transgression, romance, and sexuality (James, 2009, p. 116). As…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Literary Genres, Females
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Aitchison, David – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article discusses contemporary American school stories that appear to advocate learning and literacy as a democratic good, but actually undermine democratic possibilities by teaching young readers to think of academic inquiry as a means to selfish, petty ends. Since "learning" and "literacy" are catchwords for educators…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Fiction, Childrens Literature, Neoliberalism
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op de Beeck, Nathalie – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This essay explores how nineteenth-century nature study principles inform a twenty-first century New Nature Study movement, and gives examples of a trend toward nature writing in recent picture books. The pedagogical principles of nineteenth-century nature study, ascendant at the turn of the twentieth century and implicit in interwar children's…
Descriptors: Ecology, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods, Picture Books
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Rodríguez, Sonia Alejandra – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
There is a long history of discrimination and marginalization of Chicanas/Latinas in the classroom due to xenophobia, language barriers, citizenship status, oversexualization, and much more. Through an analysis of Gloria Velasquez's ("Juanita Fights the School Board," Piñata Books, Houston, 1995) I seek to demonstrate the ways in which…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Educational Discrimination
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Anderson, Anne W. – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Standardized achievement testing of children began in the United States in the 1960s. Since then, the data produced from such tests has been extrapolated to measure schools, teachers, and principals. Today, testing and its corollaries consume much of the time and energy of teachers and students. Miriam Cohen's (2006/1980) "First Grade Takes a…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Childrens Literature, Self Concept, Standardized Tests
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Ash, Gwynne Ellen; Saunders, Jane M. – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This essay considers 12 books of contemporary young adult fiction, published in the United States between 2000 and 2016, with plots directly related to rampage school shootings. It compares the shooters' psychological types, ages, races, genders, roles, motives and the narrative points of view in the books with dominant cultural scripts for…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fiction, Weapons, Violence
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Muñoz-Chereau, Bernardita – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article addresses the disturbing fact that few contemporary Chilean children's books deal with Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990). It explores why dictatorship has such an elusive presence in contemporary Chilean children's literature, how it has been represented in general, and how children are portrayed in books that do address…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Foreign Countries, Books, Childrens Literature
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van Rij, Vivien – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
The young adult novels of multi award-winning New Zealand writer, Jack Lasenby, are strongly influenced by his careers as a primary school teacher and deer-culler, and love of story. In his first novel, "The Lake," Lasenby depicts Ruth, the protagonist, as a learner who seeks knowledge in much the same way that he, the author-teacher,…
Descriptors: Authors, Adolescent Literature, Progressive Education, Experiential Learning
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Hope, Julia – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article begins by reflecting on the present refugee crisis and its relevance to children in the UK. It identifies the need for teaching about the refugee experience to young children and argues that literature can provide a conduit for this. Since the millennium there has been a rapid increase in the number of books published for children…
Descriptors: Refugees, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Case Studies
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Henkel, Ayoe Quist – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Children's literature is increasingly being realized in app format, with its possibilities of combining text, music, sound effects, stills, animated movies, verbal language and, not least, interactivity. This digital and medial literary development calls for new analytical approaches to explore its manifestation in children's literature--its…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Children, Computer Oriented Programs, Interaction
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Purcell, Joanne Marie – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Picture books, as both sophisticated aesthetic objects and literary texts, provide the ideal site for critically examining how values and ideology are transmitted to children. How the child reader might be affected by the process of reading a picture book--that is, how he or she might be moved emotionally and potentially gain new insights about…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Children, Figurative Language, Childrens Literature
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Crisp, Thomas; Gardner, Roberta Price; Almeida, Matheus – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Despite increased attention toward children's nonfiction and informational texts in recent decades, there is still little research that investigates the ways in which various cultural identities are depicted in nonfiction children's books. Focusing specifically on the 143 winners and honor recipients of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Childrens Literature, Homosexuality, Awards
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Kim, Soyoun; Nelson, Claudia – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
In this article, we investigate the public school novel as represented by Thomas Hughes's "Tom Brown's Schooldays" (1857) and the boy's sea story as represented by W. H. G. Kingston's "The Three Midshipmen" (1873). The school novel and the sea story sometimes functioned as twinned forms enabling authors for boys to explore…
Descriptors: Friendship, Public Schools, Novels, Authors
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Kersten, Sara – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Cece Bell's (El Deafo, Amulet, New York, 2014) is a middle childhood graphic novel memoir that explores the author's experiences of losing her hearing and growing up with a severe hearing loss. As a graphic novel, the story is able to avoid a medicalized view of disability by combining image and text, a format that allows readers, those with…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Hsieh, Ivy Haoyin – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
There has not been enough critical analysis of children's literature by and about Chinese Americans, especially when compared to other minority groups in the United States. In particular, Chinese American historical books lack extensive analysis. It is important to reflect cultural accuracy in literature and to help children develop clear concepts…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Chinese Americans, Interpersonal Relationship, Picture Books
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