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Juvenile literature (General)

  • Virginity in Young Adult Literature after Twilightby Christine Seifert

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 61.50

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Making Americansby Gary D. Schmidt

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    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...

  • Suffer the Little Childrenby Jodi Eichler-Levine

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Thiscompelling work examines classic and contemporary Jewish and African Americanchildren’s literature. Through close readings of selected titles publishedsince 1945, Jodi Eichler-Levine analyzes what is at stake in portraying religioushistory for young people, particularly when the histories in question aretraumatic ones. In the wake of the Holocaust... 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...

  • Enterprising Youthby Monika Elbert

    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...

  • Bounce Back! Resiliency Strategies Through Children's Literatureby Mary Humphrey

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 40.00

    Teaching resiliency is the next step in the character education movement. Author, Mary Humphrey presents recommendations for teaching this important skill based on lessons she has taught and perfected in her elementary school library. Featuring in depth lesson plans using picture books and intermediate novels for each of the five coping skills:... more...

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

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 61.50

    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...

  • The American Hero in Children's Literature: A Standards-Based Approachby Carol Butzow; John Butzow

    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...