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Bell, Katherine – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Novels from the "Dear Canada" series of historic fiction, published by Scholastic Canada, currently populate the shelves of school classrooms and libraries across Canada. This study explores two "Dear Canada" novels that chronicle significant moments in Atlantic Canadian history: Janet McNaughton's novel (Flame and ashes: The…
Descriptors: Females, Fiction, Childrens Literature, History
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Ciocia, Stefania – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
The early reception of D.B.C. Pierre's "Vernon God Little" (2003) has been characterized by comparisons with two canonical literary antecedents: J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" (1991/1951) and, at a greater remove, Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884). The three novels capitalize on the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Novels, Adolescents, Narration
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You, Chengcheng – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Since the 1990s, Chinese ethnic cultures have balanced precariously between a passion for authentically-defined ecology in ethnic territories and a nationwide obsession with economic development, and this affects how ethnicity is represented in Chinese children's literature. Within a context of growing homogeneity and vanishing minority cultures,…
Descriptors: Chinese, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups
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Harju, Maija-Liisa; Rouse, Dawn – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article explores posthumanism as a philosophy that emphasizes human relationships with the natural world by examining representations of animality, both in children's literature (e.g. titles such as Where the "Wild Things Are," "Wild," "Virginia Wolf," and "No Fits, Nilson!") and in children's play in…
Descriptors: Play, Childrens Literature, Philosophy, Environment
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Shen, Lisa Chu – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Modern children's literature in China has largely been dominated by narratives of the nation and nationalism. The present article sets out to question the dominance of that nationalist stance as the country transitioned into the modern era in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By examining poetic children's literature, the author…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Authors, Nationalism, Social Change
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Daley-Carey, Ebony – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Coming-of-age stories have conventionally constructed the development of subjectivity as a linear, cohesive, and ultimately empowering process. Narrative closure is thus typically contingent on the adolescent protagonist's ability to acquire an agentic form of self-knowledge and integrate productively into the adult world. In contrast, the failure…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Development, Literary Genres
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Endo, Rachel – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
The year 2017 will mark the 75th anniversary when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 or EO 9066 on February 19, 1942. EO 9066 led to the mass incarceration of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans into ten racially segregated concentration camps throughout the U.S. This article discusses the educational and literary…
Descriptors: Novels, Adolescent Literature, Japanese Americans, United States Literature
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Meeusen, Meghann – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
As critical study of adapted texts moves away from a focus on fidelity to explore questions of adaptive practice, picturebook to film adaptation offers unique opportunities to redirect discourse related to the value of adaptive changes. Because feature-length films made from children's picturebooks "require" filmmakers to add substantial…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Films, Media Adaptation, Childrens Literature
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Gordon Ginzburg, Etti – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This essay suggests a queer reading of the poem "My Japanese Fan" by American children's writer Laura Richards. Published in 1890, the poem stands out as conspicuously queer even today. While describing a Japanese figure of ambiguous gender, the poem outlines for its young readers terms for defining sexual identity that lie outside…
Descriptors: Poetry, Childrens Literature, Gender Issues, Sexual Identity
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Attar, Dena – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Drawing on the outputs of a wider democracy of online reviewers presents the academic study of children's literature with opportunities and challenges, and can enhance critical discussion. As it is now easy to locate a large number of online reviews, it is argued that children's literature studies needs to make room for a wider range of critical…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literature Reviews, Student Research, Writing Assignments
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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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