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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99
This book looks at how popular young adult literature fetishizes virginity. Christine Seifert examines how and why so much romance and dystopian fiction?the two most popular genres in YA lit?have focused on what she calls ?abstinence porn??a phenomenon that has broken out since the appearance of Twilight on the market. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 35.00
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
"Recommended" by Choice Enterprising Youth examines the agenda behind the shaping of nineteenth-century children?s perceptions and world views and the transmission of civic duties and social values to children by adults. The essays in this book reveal the contradictions involved in the perceptions of children as active or passive, as representatives... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book is situated at the intersection between children?s literature studies and childhood studies. In this provocative book, Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual children/young adults to explore how Western culture has imagined, defined, and dealt with their outsider status... more...