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Germaine Buckley, Chloé – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This paper reads the U.K. Government's "fundamental British values" project alongside two children's Gothic novels, "Coram Boy" (2000) by Jamila Gavin and "City of Ghosts" (2009) by Bali Rai. In 2011 the U.K. Government outlined what it described as "fundamental British values" (FBV), making it a requirement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Social Values, Childrens Literature
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Shen, Lisa Chu – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article explores the representation of the figure of the effeminate boy in two contemporary adolescent novels written in Chinese which break the silence in addressing alternative gender and sexual identities. In "A Beautiful Heart," the transsexual and homosexual tendencies evinced by an effeminate boy are treated as forms of sexual…
Descriptors: Males, Sexual Identity, Adolescent Literature, Novels
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Yoon, Sarah – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article argues that food acts and eating in the nineteenth century children's novel "The Coral Island" (1858) reveal adult socializing intentions in the context of an expanding British Empire. Written during a transitional historical moment, R. M. Ballantyne's "The Coral Island" communicates to middle- and upper-class…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Food
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Guanio-Uluru, Lykke – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article analyses the role of plants in three well publicised Nordic climate fictions for young adults: "Memories of Water" by Emmi Itäranta, originally published in 2012, "The World According to Anna" (2013) by Jostein Gaarder, and "Bouvetøya 2052" (2015) by Lars Maehle. Departing from the wider scholarly field…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Fiction, Adolescent Literature
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Ahn, Somi – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article is concerned with Edith Nesbit's literary representation of national regeneration through a very early stage of life, childhood, in "The Story of the Amulet" (1906). For the purpose of scrutinizing how children's literature imagines regeneration in Edwardian England, I discuss the cult of nostalgia and childhood in Edwardian…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Travel, Time, History
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García-González, Macarena – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article analyses texts intended for child audiences--picturebooks, a poetry book, and a film--that deal with the Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990). The memorialization practices within children's media appear to be modelled on the difficulties of finding a national consensus regarding the events that transpired during the dictatorship and the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Poetry, Films
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Bi, Lijun; Fang, Xiangshu – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This paper examines the changing presentation of teachers in the post-Mao era. The image of teachers was almost sacred in traditional Confucian society until Mao Zedong launched China's Cultural Revolution in 1966, when children were encouraged to use the pretext of class struggle to critique and even to attack their teachers. As such, restoring…
Descriptors: Chinese, Childrens Literature, Moral Development, Asian Culture
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Huang, Hui-Ling – Children's Literature in Education, 2020
This article explores a narrative approach adopted by three Taiwanese children's books that feature old trees as storytellers and memory-keepers to address aspects of emotional and psychological adaptation when facing drastic life changes. Although these stories are told from the perspective of old trees, the nostalgic tone serves a specific…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Memory, Foreign Countries, Forestry
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You, Chengcheng – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In the social context of China's rural-urban migration, a varied set of forces has increasingly challenged the conventional assumptions used to underpin the notion of home as a space fixed in geography and one's lineage. This essay calls into question the essentialist values associated with home, and explores new realities and representations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Homeless People, Correlation
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van Rij, Vivien J. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
"The House that Jack Built" by multi-award winning author-illustrator, Gavin Bishop, is one of New Zealand's most sophisticated picture books for children. Recently republished by Gecko Press in Te Reo Maori as well as English, it depicts the colonisation of New Zealand from 1798 to around 1845, and the beginning of the New Zealand Wars…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups
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Reynolds, Kimberley – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In Britain, children's literature studies emerged in the late 1960s, largely through the activities of what is now the Graduate School of Education at the University of Exeter. This article uses the Catherine Storr archive to revisit some of the contexts and concerns of those early days, many of which continue to have relevance. Storr was involved…
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Archives, Fear
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Butler, Catherine – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article uses the Japanese television anime series "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" (2011) as a case study through which to problematise the relationship between two prominent traditions within children's literature criticism: narratology, with its vocabulary of implied readers and textual address; and reception studies, which typically…
Descriptors: Animation, Television, Programming (Broadcast), Case Studies
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Kokkola, Lydia – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This paper draws on two forms of cognitive studies to examine how a minority language literature cultivates feelings of in-group belonging. The minority in focus are the Tornedalingar: Swedish nationals who live near the Torne River which marks the border with Finland. The official language of the Tornedalingar is "Meänkieli" which…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Childrens Literature, Official Languages, Cultural Influences
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Kerby, Martin Charles; Baguley, Margaret Mary; MacDonald, Abbey – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Over the past two decades children's picture books dealing with the Australian experience during the First World War have sought to balance a number of thematic imperatives. The increasingly sentimentalised construct of the Australian soldier as a victim of trauma, the challenge of providing a moral lesson that reflects both modern ideological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Picture Books, War, World History
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de Bruijn, Annette – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In multi- or intercultural educational contexts, folktales from around the world are often approached as representative of diverse cultures and used to transmit knowledge and understanding of the literary, social and cultural heritage of those cultures to children. In this article, I present contemporary critical literary, folklore and cultural…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Critical Literacy, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education
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