1st Edition

Representations of Slavery in Children’s Picture Books
Teaching and Learning about Slavery in K-12 Classrooms

ISBN 9781138739208
Published May 16, 2018 by Routledge
218 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Drawing on critical race theory, critical race feminism, critical multicultural analysis, and intertextuality this book examines how slavery is represented in contemporary children’s picture books. Through analysis of recently published picture books about slavery, Rogers discusses how these books engage with and respond to the historiography of the institution of slavery. Exploring how contemporary writers and illustrators have represented the institution of slavery, Rogers presents a critical and responsible approach for reading and using picture books in K-12 classrooms and demonstrates how these picture books about slavery continue to perform important cultural work.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Slavery on Their Minds

Chapter 2: Framing a Method to Examine Picture Book About Slavery

Chapter 3: Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

Chapter 4: Moses: When Harriet Led Her People to Freedom

Chapter 5: Freedom’s a-Callin me

Chapter 6: I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery

Chapter 7: January’s Sparrow

Chapter 8: Night Running: How James Escaped with the Help of His Faithful Dog

Chapter 9: I Want to be Free

Chapter 10: Show Way

Chapter 11: Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Chapter 12: Conclusion

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Raphael E. Rogers is Associate Professor of Practice in the Education Department at Clark University, USA.