Children's Fiction about 9/11

Ethnic, National and Heroic Identities
Author: Jo Lampert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135213518
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 220
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In this pioneering and timely book, Lampert examines the ways in which cultural identities are constructed within young adult and children’s literature about the attacks of September 11, 2001. Looking at examples including picture books, young adult novels, and a selection of DC Comics, Lampert finds the co-mingling of xenophobia and tolerance, the binaried competition between good and evil and global harmony and national insularity, and the glorification of both the commonplace hero and the super-human. Specifically, Lampert identifies three significant identity categories encoded in 9/11 books for children--ethnic identities, national identities, and heroic identities--arguing that their formation is contingent upon post-9/11 politics. These shifting identities offer implicit and explicit accounts of what constitute good citizenship, loyalty to nation and community, and desirable attributes in a Western post-9/11 context. Lampert makes an original contribution to the field of children’s literature by providing a focused and sustained analysis of how texts for children about 9/11 contribute to formations of identity in these complex times of cultural unease and global unrest.

What Do We Tell the Children? Critical Essays on Children’s Literature


Author: Ciara Ní Bhroin,Patricia Kennon
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443838691
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 220
View: 1141
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This peer-reviewed collection of critical essays on children’s literature addresses contemporary debates regarding what constitutes “suitable” texts for young audiences. The volume examines what adult writers “tell” their child readers with particular focus on the following areas: the representation of sexuality, gender and the body; the treatment of death and trauma; concepts of race, prejudice and national identity; and the use of children’s literature as a tool for socializing, acculturating, politicizing and educating children. The focus of the collection is on Irish and international fiction addressed at readers from mid-childhood to young adulthood. One section of the book examines what child readers were told in the past while another section examines young readers’ capacity for self-invention through the participatory culture of the twenty-first century. Topics explored include the controversial issue of teenage prostitution and the commodification of the male body in contemporary young adult fiction, the allure of celebrity and the impact of today’s surveillance culture on young people, the representation of the Holocaust for young readers, and representations of Muslim characters and culture in a post-9/11 mediascape. This collection, which offers insights into a range of literary constructions and representations of childhood, will be a valuable resource for students and scholars working in children’s literature, youth culture and childhood studies. Contributors: Jane Suzanne Carroll, Norma Clarke, Shehrazade Emmambokus, Michele Gill, Marnie Hay, Eimear Hegarty, Nora Maguire, Kerry Mallan, Anne Markey, Kimberley Reynolds, Beth Rodgers, Kay Sambell. This is the fifth publication of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature (ISSCL). It follows the Society’s publication of Studies in Children’s Literature 1500–2000 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004), Treasure Islands: Studies in Children’s Literature (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006), Divided Worlds: Studies in Children’s Literature (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007) and Young Irelands: Studies in Children’s Literature (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011).

Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms [2 volumes]

From Anime to Tiger Moms
Author: Lan Dong
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440829217
Category: Social Science
Page: 792
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Providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, this two-volume work is an ideal resource for students and general readers that reveals the historical, regional, and ethnic diversity within specific traditions. • Provides readers with a broad understanding of the variety and commonalities in Asian American culture, enabling a fuller comprehension of Asian American history, experience, and cultural expressions • Offers comprehensive, in-depth, and accessibly written coverage that addresses a wide variety of Asian American cultural forms such as folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture • Highlights differences among Asian American cultures and identifies important achievements through biographies of key figures as well as spotlights on historical events, legal cases, and significant artifacts in sidebars • Presents sources for more information on the subjects discussed with Further Readings for each entry

Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature


Author: Debra Mitts Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415801176
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 185
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From the villainous beast of “Little Red Riding Hood†and “The Three Little Pigs,†to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children’s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children’s books have begun to feature more nuanced views. In Picturing the Wolf in Children’s Literature, Mitts-Smith analyzes visual images of the wolf in children’s books published in Western Europe and North America from 1500 to the present. In particular, she considers how wolves are depicted in and across particular works, the values and attitudes that inform these depictions, and how the concept of the wolf has changed over time. What she discovers is that illustrations and photos in works for children impart social, cultural, and scientific information not only about wolves, but also about humans and human behavior. First encountered in childhood, picture books act as a training ground where the young learn both how to decode the “symbolic†wolf across various contexts and how to make sense of “real†wolves. Mitts-Smith studies sources including myths, legends, fables, folk and fairy tales, fractured tales, fictional stories, and nonfiction, highlighting those instances in which images play a major role, including illustrated anthologies, chapbooks, picture books, and informational books. This book will be of interest to children’s literature scholars, as well as those interested in the figure of the wolf and how it has been informed over time.

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 965
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American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Languages, Modern
Page: N.A
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Der rote Baum


Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783848900381
Category:
Page: 32
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America, History and Life


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

The Book Review Digest

Annual cumulation
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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The Hate U Give


Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641200148
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 512
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»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humanities
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APAIS, Australian Public Affairs Information Service

A Subject Index to Current Literature
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australia
Page: N.A
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Die Entdeckung des Hugo Cabret

ein Roman in Worten und Bildern
Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783570221181
Category:
Page: 543
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Bleib bei mir

Roman
Author: Ayobami Adebayo
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492992528
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Yejide hofft auf ein Wunder. Sie will ein Kind. Ihr geliebter Mann Akin wünscht es sich, ihre Schwiegermutter erwartet es. Sie hat alles versucht: Untersuchungen, Pilgerreisen und Stoßgebete – vergeblich. Dann nimmt ihre Schwiegermutter das Heft in die Hand und stellt Akin eine zweite Frau zur Seite. Eine, die ihm ein Kind schenken kann. Dabei haben sich Akin und Yejide entgegen der nigerianischen Sitten entschieden, keine zweite Frau in die Ehe zu holen. Doch jetzt ist sie da, und Yejide voller Wut und Trauer. Um ihre Ehe zu retten, muss sie schwanger werden – aber um welchen Preis? Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀s Debütroman erzählt mit emotionaler Kraft eine universelle Geschichte. Wie viel sind wir bereit zu opfern, um eine Familie zu bekommen?

UNITED STATES POLITICAL SCIENCE DOCUMENTS


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Always Running

La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.
Author: Luis J. Rodriguez
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743276914
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 262
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This award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member is now updated with a new Introduction and reading group guide.

G.K. Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies


Author: G. K. Hall and Co. Staff,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Publisher: G K Hall
ISBN: 9780783897004
Category: African Americans
Page: 700
View: 544
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