Children's Literature Products

  • The Embodied Child

    Readings in Children’s Literature and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola

    The Embodied Child: Readings in Children’s Literature and Culture brings together essays that offer compelling analyses of children’s bodies as they read and are read, as they interact with literature and other cultural artifacts, and as they are constructed in literature and popular culture. The…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Gender(ed) Identities

    Critical Rereadings of Gender in Children's and Young Adult Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tricia Clasen, Holly Hassel

    This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature

    Engaging Difference and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Dean-Ruzicka

    What, exactly, does one mean when idealizing tolerance as a solution to cultural conflict? This book examines a wide range of young adult texts, both fiction and memoir, representing the experiences of young adults during WWII and the Holocaust. Author Rachel Dean-Ruzicka argues for a progressive…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Fictions of Integration

    American Children's Literature and the Legacies of Brown v. Board of Education, 1st Edition

    By Naomi Lesley

    This book examines how children’s and young adult literature addresses and interrogates the legacies of American school desegregation. Such literature narrates not only the famous battles to implement desegregation in the South, in places like Little Rock, Arkansas, but also more insidious and less…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • More Words about Pictures

    Current Research on Picturebooks and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People, 1st Edition

    Edited by Perry Nodelman, Naomi Hamer, Mavis Reimer

    This volume represents the current state of research on picture books and other adjacent hybrid forms of visual/verbal texts such as comics, graphic novels, and book apps, with a particular focus on texts produced for and about young people. When Perry Nodelman’s Words about Pictures: the Narrative…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature

    Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith, Elizabeth Bullen

    This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialisation, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Contemporary British Children's Fiction and Cosmopolitanism

    1st Edition

    By Fiona McCulloch

    This book visits contemporary British children’s and young adult (YA) fiction alongside cosmopolitanism, exploring the notion of the nation within the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. By resisting globalization’s dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism offers an ethical,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Children's Gothic

    Debatable Lands, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Jackson

    Children’s literature today is dominated by the gothic mode, and it is in children’s gothic fictions that we find the implications of cultural change most radically questioned and explored. This collection of essays looks at what is happening in the children’s Gothic now when traditional monsters…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Origin Narratives

    The Stories We Tell Children About Immigration and International Adoption, 1st Edition

    By Macarena Garcia-Gonzalez

    The first of its kind, this volume unpacks the cultural construction of transnational adoption and migration by examining a sample of recent children’s books that address the subject. Of all European countries, Spain is the nation where immigration and transnational adoption have increased most…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Interactive Books

    Playful Media before Pop-Ups, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media. Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Prizing Children's Literature

    The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth B. Kidd, Joseph T. Thomas Jr.

    Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture, 1st Edition

    By Amy Billone

    This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's…

    Paperback – 2019-05-17
    Routledge

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