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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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Maagerø, Eva; Østbye, Guri Lorentzen – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
The Norwegian picture book "What a Girl!" (original title "Snill") by Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus was published 2011 and immediately gained a large audience. The book tells the story about a girl who always behaves in the ways expected of her: she never confronts her parents, her teacher or her classmates. This behaviour makes…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Child Behavior, Childrens Literature, Story Reading
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Gardner, Roberta Price – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
Perceptions of black representations in literature and other visual mediums as positive or negative continuously cause consternation and debate (Fleetwood, 2011). Because African American children are literacy participants and consumers, they are not immune from experiencing this tension. This essay considers the effects and affective threads of…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Critical Reading, Racial Factors, Literacy
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Fischer, Sarah – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
Child-produced marginalia, annotations written or drawn in the margins of a text by a young reader, have been stigmatized as devaluing the book on which it was created and often dismissed as "graffiti." Recent historical studies of marginalia created by older children, those who have mastered conventional writing and drawing, have…
Descriptors: Young Children, Reader Response, Documentation, Toddlers
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Sainsbury, Lisa – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
In this article thought experiments are uncovered as key stimuli of philosophical potential in children's literature and their presentation and function is examined in a selection of focal texts, including: Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking-Glass" (1871); "Even the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Heuristics
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Mills, Claudia – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
Written and published during World War II, Eleanor Estes's "Rufus M". (1943) is set during the time of American involvement in World War I, the war of the author's own childhood. Despite the fact that the book was named a Newbery Honor title, many critics have found it unsatisfyingly unstructured and episodic. I argue, however, that the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, War, World History, Literary Criticism
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Hameed, Alya – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
Though many children's texts include maps that visually demarcate their journeys, modern texts rarely involve active mapping by child characters themselves, suggesting that children cannot (or should not) conceptualise the world for themselves, but require an adult's guidance to traverse it. Reif Larsen's "The Selected Works of T. S.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Maps, Cartography, Self Concept
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