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The Resource Frontiers in American Children's Literature, (electronic resource)

Frontiers in American Children's Literature, (electronic resource)

Label
Frontiers in American Children's Literature
Title
Frontiers in American Children's Literature
Creator
Contributor
Author
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Clark, Dorothy
Intended audience
College Audience
Intended audience source
Cambridge Scholars Publisher
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Salem, Linda
Summary expansion
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 Emmanuel 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, and anyone with an interest in art history, graphic novels, and picture book art, African American and American Indian literature, and the digital humanities and new media.Authors and artists covered in these essays include M.T. Anderson, Laurie Halse Anderson, Ellen Hopkins, Naomi Wolf, Ann Rinaldi, Louise Erdrich, Eloise McGraw, Russell Hoban, Lynd Ward, Paolo Bacigalupi, Patricia Polacco, Edward Gorey, Eric Gansworth, and Peter Sìs, 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
Target audience
adult
Label
Frontiers in American Children's Literature, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Control code
ssj0002138735
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (310 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781443887977
Other control number
9781443887977
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002138735
Label
Frontiers in American Children's Literature, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
ssj0002138735
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (310 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781443887977
Other control number
9781443887977
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002138735

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