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  • Suffer the Little Childrenby Jodi Eichler-Levine

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    "Illuminates the importance of fear and suffering in shaping African American and Jewish children’s literature. . . . Gives a cogent understanding of how each community's difficult historical narratives coupled with their religious and social lives have helped to prepare children to engage an American civic life that has been hostile... more...

  • Names and Naming in Young Adult Literatureby Alleen Pace Nilsen; Don L. F. Nilsen

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99

    Names and Naming in Young Adult Literature shows how authors of young adult literature use the creation of names for people, places, events, inventions, animals, and imaginary concepts as one of their most important literary techniques. more...

  • Making Americansby Gary D. Schmidt

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    American children need books that draw on their own history and circumstances, not just the classic European fairy tales. They need books that enlist them in the great democratic experiment that is the United States. These were the beliefs of many of the authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, and teachers who expanded and transformed children’s... more...

  • Constructing the Canon of Children's Literatureby Anne Lundin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    In this pioneering historical study, Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, and the media together create and influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. Lundin examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, and its effect on the production of children's literature. The volume includes... more...

  • Enterprising Youthby Monika Elbert

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    "Recommended" by Choice This collection of literary and historical criticism draws on recent scholarship on canon formation, gender studies, and cultural studies both to show how concepts of public/private, male/female, and national/foreign operated in nineteenth-century children's literature and to explore how this literature transmitted hegemonic... more...

  • The American Hero in Children's Literatureby CAROL BUTZOW; JOHN BUTZOW

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 38.00

    By means of 30 children's picture books?with stories set in times ranging from the early settlement of American until today?this book explores the characteristics of American heroes and the ways in which they have influenced our history, our way of life, and the principles upon which our culture has developed. more...

  • Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children's Literatureby Michelle Pagni Stewart; Yvonne Atkinson

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Esteemed contributors expand the range of possibilities for reading, understanding, and teaching children's literature as ethnic literature rather than children's literature in this ambitious collection. more...

  • Children?s Literature and New York Cityby Padraic Whyte; Keith O'Sullivan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This collection explores the significance of New York City in children?s literature, stressing literary, political, and societal influences on writing for young people from the twentieth century to the present day. Contextualized in light of contemporary critical and cultural theory, the chapters examine the varying ways in which children?s literature... more...

  • The Outside Child, In and Out of the Bookby Christine Wilkie-Stibbs

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual "outsider" children to explore how Western culture has imagined, defined, and dealt with various marginalized children, whether orphans, homeless, refugees, or victims of abuse. more...

  • Popular Nonfiction Authors for Childrenby Margaret Coggins; Jane H Imber; Flora R. Wyatt

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 63.00

    Introduce students to some of today's best nonfiction authors and their writing-and promote nonfiction reading to young learners! Engaging biographical sketches of 65 current nonfiction authors (some of them award winners) are accompanied by selective, annotated bibliographies for further reading. In addition, author photos and an author message... more...