Children s Literature Studies

Author: Linda C. Salem
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580898
Format: PDF, ePub
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This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help instructors discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help them discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. Guides for possible resources for help in researching situations will be included. This will prove a very valuable resource in teaching children's literature courses in schools of education and library schools, and useful to practicing teachers and librarians as well. Though the book is slanted toward the use of books as classroom materials, it will be a valuable asset to a school library's professional collection and certainly valuable to the training of pre-service teachers and school librarians. Each chapter begins with a bibliographic essay that introduces the topic to the reader. The essay is designed as a starting point for further discussion and research. A list of references for each chapter is provided at the end of the chapter. These references represent sources teachers can use to conduct further research to find multiple perspectives about books.

Children s Literature Studies

Author: Matthew O Grenby
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230343805
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Children's literature is a rapidly expanding field of research which presents students and researchers with a number of practical and intellectual challenges. This research handbook is the first devoted to the specialist skills and complexities of studying children's literature at university level. Bringing together the expertise of leading international scholars, it combines practical advice with in-depth discussion of critical approaches. Wide- ranging in approach, Children's Literature Studies: A Research Handbook: • considers 'children's literature' in its fullest sense, examining visual texts (such as picturebooks), films, computer games and other 'transformed' texts, as well as more traditional modes of writing for children • offers a step-by-step guide to devising, starting and carrying out a research project (such as a dissertation or thesis), and advice on what kinds of research it is possible and profitable to undertake • surveys the different methodologies and theoretical approaches used by children's literature scholars • includes case studies, questions and exercises to reinforce ideas discussed in each chapter • provides lists of further reading and a specialist glossary that will remain a useful reference resource. This handbook will be an essential companion for those studying children's literature, whether as undergraduates, postgraduates, or beyond.

Caught Off Guard

Author: Ellen Henson Brinkley
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, p, e, i, t.

Frontiers in American Children s Literature

Author: Dorothy Clark
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144388958X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Frontiers in American Children’s Literature is a groundbreaking work by both established and emerging scholars in the fields of children’s literature criticism, history, and education. It offers 18 essays which explore and critically examine the expanding canon of American children’s books against the backdrop of a social history comprised of a deep layering of trauma and struggle, redefining what equality and freedom mean. The book charts new ground in how children’s literature is telling stories of historical trauma – the racial violence of American slavery, the Mexican Repatriation Act, and the oppression and violence against African Americans in light of such murders as in the AME Mother Emanuel Church and the shooting of Michael Brown. This new frontier explores how truth telling about racism, oppression, and genocide communicates with the young about violence and freedom in literature, transforming harsh truths into a moral vision. Frontiers in American Children’s Literature will be an instant classic for fans of children’s and adolescent literature, American literature, cultural studies, and students of literature in general, as well as teachers and prospective teachers. Those interested in art history, graphic novels, picture book art, African American and American Indian literature, the digital humanities, and new media will also find this volume compelling. Authors and artists covered in these essays include Laurie Halse Anderson, M.T. Anderson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Louise Erdrich, Eric Gansworth, Edward Gorey, Russell Hoban, Ellen Hopkins, Patricia Polacco, Ann Rinaldi, Peter Sís, Lynd Ward, and Naomi Wolf, among others. Essayists examine their subjects’ most provocative works on the topics of realistic depictions of slavery, oppression, and trauma, and the triumph of truth in storytelling over these experiences. From The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing to The Birchbark House, from the graphic novel to picture books and the digital humanities in teaching and reading, there is something for everyone in this collection. Contributors include leaders in the fields of literature and education, such as the award-winning Katherine Capshaw and Anastasia Ulanowicz. Margaret Noodin, poet and leader in American Indian scholarship and education, leads the essays on American Indian children’s literature, while Steven Herb, Director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, offers an insider’s view of Caldecott Medal awardee Lynn Ward.

Developing Partnerships with Families Through Children s Literature

Author: Elizabeth Lilly
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130313515
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book blends information on contemporary families, research on early literacy, and practical strategies for sharing children's literature in classrooms, homes, and pre-school settings. Content is based on the belief that adult-child interactions around story-reading play a significant role in fostering and developing children's language and literacy skills. This role manifests itself differently according to the social, cultural, and linguistic environment of a child's home. The authors present a selection of children's books from all genres and an array of field-tested ideas for developing early literacy. Authentic voices of teachers, children, and family members illustrate vivid descriptions of successful teacher-family partnerships and literacy strategies that work. FEATURES: Extensive lists of children's books--Coded by age range for easy selection, culturally-diverse titles are incorporated that sensitively portray children with exceptionalities. Supplies readers with a wealth of choices in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, and picture books--provides a starting point for building a personal library to share with their children and families. Significant coverage of family life, including respectful, positive treatment of diversity in traditions, style, and structure--embedded in discussions in every chapter. Gives readers practical suggestions for promoting reading in daily families. Includes daily routines (bedtime, playtime, preparing meals), as well as transitions such the birth of a new child or a death in the family. A Literacy Partnership Cycle --Highlighted by numerous literacy strategies that promote family involvement. Gives readers a simple framework for engaging families in their children's early literacy development--describes effective literacy practices for collaborating with families at home and at childcare centers and preschools. Teacher to Teacher and Family to Family features--Throughout the book. Illuminates text content through the unique experiences of preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, and other childcare specialists--address common concerns and challenges, and offer practical suggestions shown to be effective in translating theory into practice. Internet Resources sections--Highlighted within chapters wherever appropriate. Refer students to Web sites relevant to early literacy, family involvement, children's literature, and advocacy--are ideal for in-class discussions, assignments, or self-study. AUTHOR BIOS: Elizabeth Lilly, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education at Berry College. Her professional experience includes more than 20 years as a preschool, primary, and elementary teacher and teacher educator. Dr. Lilly was closely involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Georgia's Pre-K program. She has conducted workshops for teachers and authored publications on early literacy, family involvement, and children's literature. Her research has focused recently on story reading in linguistically and culturally diverse families. Connie Green, Ph.D., is a professor in the Reading and Birth through Kindergarten programs at Appalachian State University. For 20 years she has worked with both undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs and has conducted research on early reading and writing in both home and early childhood settings. A former kindergarten, elementary, and preschool teacher, she continues her work in early childhood settings. Her favorite times are spent sharing books and playing with her grandchildren and hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Prizing Children s Literature

Author: Kenneth B. Kidd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317231422
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Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of children’s book awards, scholars have paid relatively little attention to them. This book is the first scholarly volume devoted to the analysis of Anglophone children's book awards in historical and cultural context. With attention to both political and aesthetic concerns, the book offers original and diverse scholarship on prizing practices and their consequences in Australia, Canada, and especially the United States. Contributors offer both case studies of particular awards and analysis of broader trends in literary evaluation and elevation, drawing on theoretical work on canonization and cultural capital. Sections interrogate the complex and often unconscious ideological work of prizing, the ongoing tension between formalist awards and so-called identity-based awards — all the more urgent in light of the "We Need Diverse Books" campaign — the ever-morphing forms and parameters of prizing, and scholarly practices of prizing. Among the many awards discussed are the Pura Belpré Medal, the Inky Awards, the Canada Governor General Literary Award, the Printz Award, the Best Animated Feature Oscar, the Phoenix Award, and the John Newbery Medal, giving due attention to prizes for fiction as well as for non-fiction, poetry, and film. This volume will interest scholars in literary and cultural studies, social history, book history, sociology, education, library and information science, and anyone concerned with children's literature.

A Necessary Fantasy

Author: Dudley Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815318446
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This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.

Gender Stereotyping in Children s Literature A Case Study on the children s novel Matilda by Roald Dahl

Author: Karolin Liebig
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668223882
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Erfurt (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Language and Gender, language: English, abstract: This study examines the language use towards male and female characters in the children’s novel 'Matilda' written by Roald Dahl. The fact of an uneven depiction of female and male characters in children’s literature, which is proved in many studies, is the base of this analysis. With this work I examine if Dahl uses gender stereotyped language in his popular novel as well. The selection of this book has a personal background. When I was an Au pair in Australia an audiobook with all stories of Roald Dahl fell into my hands. The owner, a boy, said I should definitely listen to those because they are “awesome”. For this kind of study I thought Matilda might be interesting because the protagonist is a girl. The main emphasis of the analysis is put on the number of characters and their occupation, the used adjectives to describe the characters, and the verbs describing the characters’ actions. That leads to the following hypotheses: Firstly, female characters are underrepresented in extensive roles; secondly, male characters are depicted in more different occupations than female characters; thirdly, different adjectives are used to describe female and male characters; and finally, female characters are portrayed predominantly in gender-stereotyped activities. The overall interest of this work is if the characters in this children’s novel are mainly described in a gender-stereotyped way. My work is structured as follows: I will provide a rough introduction in Gender studies and especially in the field of Gender and Language in the first chapter. Further I point out the central matters of the research in Gender and Children’s literature and introduce a few studies that support my own examination and are the basis for the hypotheses. The first part in the second chapter gives an introduction to the sample book as well as the author. The second point describes the procedure of the research, the consistence of the data and how it is collected. How the data is arranged for the analysis is to be found in the third part of chapter two. The third chapter starts with the analysis of the occurring characters and their occupations, followed by an analysis of the adjectives to find out if the author uses gender stereotyped words to describe female and male characters. In the fourth part of this chapter the verbs are examined for gender stereotyping female characters. The conclusion sums up the work and gives a prospect of further questions.

Translating Children s Literature

Author: Gillian Lathey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131762131X
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Translating Children’s Literature is an exploration of the many developmental and linguistic issues related to writing and translating for children, an audience that spans a period of enormous intellectual progress and affective change from birth to adolescence. Lathey looks at a broad range of children’s literature, from prose fiction to poetry and picture books. Each of the seven chapters addresses a different aspect of translation for children, covering: · Narrative style and the challenges of translating the child’s voice; · The translation of cultural markers for young readers; · Translation of the modern picture book; · Dialogue, dialect and street language in modern children’s literature; · Read-aloud qualities, wordplay, onomatopoeia and the translation of children’s poetry; · Retranslation, retelling and reworking; · The role of translation for children within the global publishing and translation industries. This is the first practical guide to address all aspects of translating children’s literature, featuring extracts from commentaries and interviews with published translators of children’s literature, as well as examples and case studies across a range of languages and texts. Each chapter includes a set of questions and exercises for students. Translating Children’s Literature is essential reading for professional translators, researchers and students on courses in translation studies or children’s literature.