Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature PDF Author: Shelby Anne Wolf
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415965064
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 555

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This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children's and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children's literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature PDF Author: Shelby Wolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136913564
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 568

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This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Literature

Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Literature PDF Author: Charlotte Beyer
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527576833
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 250

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This book explores contemporary children’s and young adult novels writing back to history and oppression. Divided into three distinct yet interconnected parts, this thematic study analyses selected novels from across the globe, drawing on current critical debates to investigate how these narratives raise vital questions about identity, power and language. Examinations of children’s and young adult novels from Britain, Ireland, Sweden, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand offer fresh readings of established texts, and provide important critical perspectives on lesser-known works. The book also examines the use of genre in children’s and young adult literature, including crime fiction, dystopia, coming-of-age, and historical fiction. Addressing vital social justice themes in contemporary children’s and young adult novels, such as human trafficking, postcolonialism, disaster, trauma, and gender and race inequality, the book presents a critically informed analysis of these compelling literary works and their engagement with social and cultural debates.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature PDF Author: Karen Coats
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472575555
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 456

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From Maria Edgeworth, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Sherman Alexie, Sharon Flake, and Gene Luen Yang, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature includes: - Chapters covering key genres and forms from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to picture books, graphic novels and fairy tales - A history of changing ideas of childhood and adolescence - Coverage of psychological, educational and literary theoretical approaches - Practical guidance on researching, reading and writing about children's and young adult literature - Explorations of children's and young adult film, TV and new media In addition, “Extending Your Study” sections at the end of each chapter provide advice on further reading, writing, discussion and online resources as well as case study responses from writers and teachers in the field. Accessibly written for both students new to the subject and experienced teachers, this is the most comprehensive single volume introduction to the study of writing for young people.

The Horn Book Guide to Children's and Young Adult Books

The Horn Book Guide to Children's and Young Adult Books PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Children's literature
Languages : en
Pages : 300

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Teaching Young Adult Literature Today

Teaching Young Adult Literature Today PDF Author: Judith A. Hayn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442207205
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 305

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Teaching Young Adult Literature Today introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. More importantly, literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads--smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents. Hayn, Kaplan, and their contributors address a wide range of topics: how to avoid common obstacles to using YAL; selecting quality YAL for classrooms while balancing these with curriculum requirements; engaging disenfranchised readers; pairing YAL with technology as an innovative way to teach curriculum standards across all content areas. Contributors also discuss more theoretical subjects, such as the absence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young adult literature in secondary classrooms; and contemporary YAL that responds to the changing expectations of digital generation readers who want to blur the boundaries between page and screen.

LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction

LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction PDF Author: Caren J. Town
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786496940
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 207

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Young adult literature featuring teenage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning characters is fast growing in popularity. Unlike the "problem novels" of the past, which focused on the guilt, bullying and isolation of LGBTQ characters, today's narratives present more sympathetic and celebratory portrayals. The author explores a selection of recent novels--many of which may be new to readers--and places them in the wider contexts of LGBTQ literature and history. Chapters discuss a range of topics, including the relationship of Queer Theory to literature, LGBTQ families, and recent trends in utopian and dystopian science fiction.

Integrating Young Adult Literature Through the Common Core Standards

Integrating Young Adult Literature Through the Common Core Standards PDF Author: Rachel L. Wadham
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691199
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 260

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This book advocates for a stronger role for young-adult literature in ELA classrooms, compellingly documenting how this body of work meets both the needs of adolescent students and the demands of the common core for complex texts and tasks.

Guides to Collection Development for Children and Young Adults

Guides to Collection Development for Children and Young Adults PDF Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563085321
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 191

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Offers 600 entries for bibliographies

Racism in Contemporary African American Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Racism in Contemporary African American Children’s and Young Adult Literature PDF Author: Suriyan Panlay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319428934
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 211

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Applying critical race theory to contemporary African American children’s and young adult literature, this book explores one key racial issue that has been overlooked both in race studies and literary scholarship—internalised racism. By systematically examining the issue of internalised racism and its detrimental psychological effects, particularly towards the young and vulnerable, this book defamiliarises the very racial issue that otherwise has become normalised in American racial discourse, reaffirming the relevance of race, racism, and racialisation in contemporary America. Through readings of works by Jacqueline Woodson, Sharon G. Flake, Tanita S. Davis, Sapphire, Rosa Guy, and Nikki Grimes, Suriyan Panlay develops a new critical discourse on internalised racism by studying its effects on marginalised children, its manifestations, and the fictional narrative strategies that can be used to regain and reclaim a sense of self.