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Juvenile literature

  • Global Perspectives on Death in Children?s Literatureby Lesley D. Clement; Leyli Jamali

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume visits death in children?s literature from around the world, making a substantial contribution to the dialogue between the expanding fields of Childhood Studies, Children?s Literature, and Death Studies. Considering both textual and pictorial representations of death, contributors focus on the topic of death in children?s literature as... more...

  • Translating Children's Literatureby Gillian Lathey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    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... more...

  • Sexual Content in Young Adult Literatureby Bryan Gillis; Joanna Simpson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99

    This volume examines adolescent sexuality and how it is represented in young adult literature. The authors show how sexual content in such books can contribute to a richer and more fulfilling reading experience for teens. more...

  • The Mighty Childby Clémentine Beauvais

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The Mighty Child offers an existentialist approach to the theorization and criticism of children?s literature, nuancing the academic claim that children?s literature, specifically defined as ?didactic?, alienates childhood from adulthood and disempowers its implied child reader. This volume recentres the theoretical debate around the constructions... more...

  • The Middle Ages in Children's Literatureby Clare Bradford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Children grow up surrounded by stories, motifs, characters and themes which respond to the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages in Children's Literature explores the use and abuse of the medieval in children's literature, the many forms in which it appears, and its enduring capacity to enchant the young. more...

  • Youth Literature for Peace Educationby Candice C. Carter; Linda Pickett; Shelly Clay-Robison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Youth Literature for Peace Education explores how to assess, choose, and make use of age-appropriate literature that can be used to teach both literacy and peace education, in and out of school. more...

  • Children's Literature in Translationby Jan Van Coillie; Walter P. Verschueren

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Children's classics from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman are now generally recognized as literary achievements that from a translator's point of view are no less demanding than 'serious' (adult) literature. This volume attempts to explore the various challenges posed by the translation... more...

  • Genocide in Contemporary Children?s and Young Adult Literatureby Jane Gangi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book studies children?s and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating the young. Many of the authors visited accurately and authentically portray the genocide about which they write; others perpetuate stereotypes... more...

  • Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literatureby Antero Garcia

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 37.33

    Young Adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps more than any other form of consumable media in the twentieth and twenty-first century. With the rise of mega blockbuster films based on these books in recent years, the young adult genre is being co-opted by curious adult readers... more...

  • The Jane Addams Children's Book Awardby Susan C. Griffith

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    This volume looks at the life of activist Jane Addams and examines the books that have received an award bestowed in her name. An advocate for reforms in child labor, sanitation, and other issues, Addams and her accomplishments serve as a focal point of this study, which looks at how social justice has been represented in children?s literature over... more...