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Chandler, Karen Michele – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Although children's literature has long alluded to cultural connections between Africans and African Americans, very few texts establish clear lines of influence between particular African ethnic groups and African American characters and communities. Joyce Hansen's "The Captive" (1994) and Sharon Draper's "Copper Sun" (2006)…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Novels, African American Culture, Slavery
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Park, Jie Y. – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
Reader-response has become one of the most influential literary theories to inform the pedagogies of middle and secondary English classrooms. However, many English and literacy educators have begun to advocate for more critical and culturally responsive versions of reader-response pedagogies, arguing that teachers move beyond valuing students'…
Descriptors: Females, Early Adolescents, Novels, Literacy Education