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Brooks, Wanda – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
This article analyzes the 2002 Coretta Scott King Award book by Mildred Taylor entitled "The Land". The novel and its author are situated within a tradition of historical fiction written by and about African Americans. I then offer an analysis that utilizes Critical Race Theory as an interpretive tool for examining the ways Taylor embeds meanings…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adolescent Literature, Recognition (Achievement), Ownership
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Cairns, Sue Ann – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
The Canadian young adult novel "The Maestro" by Tim Wynne-Jones foregrounds the relationship between imagination and subjective agency. While Burl uses his imagination at the beginning to protect himself from his abusive father, his fantasies become dress rehearsals for small performances that allow him to try on new identities and exercise…
Descriptors: Imagination, Young Adults, Fairy Tales, Interpersonal Relationship
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Cloete, Elsie – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
Jenny Robson's "Savannah 2216 AD", a dark, futuristic novel for young adults, provides a strong critique on much of the world's predilection for saving Africa's animals at the expense of those human communities who are perceived to be in the way of the preservation of the continent's remaining wild spaces. Using Robson's novel as…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Novels, Animals
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McQueen, Kelly; Fassler, David – Children's Literature in Education, 1989
Reviews several books for adolescents and younger children on the topic of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). (MM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fox, Geoff – Children's Literature in Education, 1991
Details the successes of Ernest Raymond's novel "Tell England." Includes reviews of the book and details of the author's life. Discusses the reason's for the enormous success of the book, Raymond's treatment of the relationship between the young men, and his treatment of their deaths. (PRA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Literature Appreciation, Novels
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Merrick, Brian – Children's Literature in Education, 1991
Looks at 10 collections of poetry that helped to change attitudes during the 1980s toward poetry in classrooms. (MG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Poetry, Poets, Reading Instruction