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
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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
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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
View: 7544
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Roots and Branches

A Resource of Native American Literature : Themes, Lessons, and Bibliographies
Author: Dorothea M. Susag
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814141953
Category: American literature
Page: 310
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This resource book offers teachers an opportunity to learn and to teach about Native American literature in context. Starting with a discussion of themes, rationales, and subthemes, it moves to an examination of the historical and literary contexts that frame the literary work of Native peoples. Lessons, units, and activities in the book keyed to grade level offer practical support. Detailed annotated bibliographies direct the teacher to other resources--historical, cultural, and educational. Appendixes address geographical contexts, historical context, stereotypes, cultural and spiritual contexts; and list North Central regional publications and commercial resources. (RS)

Zeit des Mondes


Author: David Almond
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 347338030X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Als Michael in einer baufälligen Garage ein dürres, blasses Wesen entdeckt, weiß er nicht, ob er Mensch oder Tier vor sich hat. Gemeinsam mit Mina kümmert sich Michael um das Wesen. Das lenkt ihn ab von der großen Sorge um seine kleine Schwester, die viel zu früh auf die Welt gekommen ist. Doch die Begegnung mit Skellig, wie das Wesen sich nennt, verändert Michaels und Minas Leben für immer.

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.

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.

Little Brother


Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644422311
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 496
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Cooler, cleverer und radikaler, als der Staat erlaubt! Marcus, alias «w1n5t0n», ist 17, smart und ein begeisterter Gamer. Als Terroristen die Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco in die Luft sprengen, befinden er und seine Freunde sich zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort. Agenten der Sicherheitsbehörde halten sie für verdächtig und verschleppen sie auf eine geheime Insel, wo sie tagelang verhört, schikaniert und gedemütigt werden. Als Marcus freikommt, hat sich San Francisco in einen Überwachungsstaat verwandelt. Jeder Bürger – ein potentieller Terrorist; Menschenrechte – zweitrangig; Freiheit – ein «Sicherheitsrisiko». Marcus und seine Freunde können nicht akzeptieren, was geschehen ist – und beschließen, sich zu wehren. Mit Hilfe subversiver neuer Medien organisieren sie sich zu einer «Gamer-Guerilla». Ihr Plan: Sabotage der staatlichen Überwachung. Ihre Waffen: die Zukunftstechnologien. Ihr Ziel: der Sturz der Regierung.

The Book Review Digest

Annual cumulation
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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Die Erfindung der Nation

zur Karriere eines folgenreichen Konzepts
Author: Benedict R. O'G. Anderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593377292
Category:
Page: 306
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Nach Benedict Anderson gibt es keine Nationen, die "Nation" ist eine Erfindung, ein Modell, das nur in bestimmten historischen Konstellationen möglich war. Er löste damit Debatten aus, die bis heute nicht abgeschlossen sind. Beim ersten Erscheinen der deutschen Ausgabe 1988 wurde Anderson vorgeworfen, dass seine Perspektive außereuropäisch und kulturanthropologisch sei. Heute macht gerade das den Reiz des Buches aus.

ARMENIAN LEGENDS AND POEMS

Poems and Legends from the land of Armenia
Author: Zabelle C. Boyajian
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256180
Category: Poetry
Page: 288
View: 1939
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In this volume, which is a mere sampler of Armenian literature, you will find 73 poems and stories from the land of Noah's Ark including 12 Armenian national legends. Here you will find poetry and laments that equal those of Shakespeare in their zeal and fervour. You will also find folk-songs that weep tears for the fate of Armenia, that cry out for freedom and liberty, that burst with the love of a woman for her man and of nightingales singing to babes in cradles. You will also find the key legends of Armenia-of Vahagn, King of Armenia, deified on account of his valour, of Princess Santoukhd, martyred by her father King Sanadroug for becoming a Christian, of Semiramis' love for Ara, so strong that she thought she could will him back to life. So curl up with this unique and exquisite piece of literature and be swept away by the passion of fourteen hundred years of Armenian poetry. Over the plains of Armenia towers Mount Ararat, on which, the Bible states, Noah's Ark rested after the flood. Here also is the traditional site of the Garden of Eden, and the four rivers that Genesis describes as rising in the Garden, still flow through the land. Sitting astride an arm of the Silk Route, Armenia has been invaded and occupied at various times by Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and the Seljuk Turks, to name but a few. In the fifth century, Armenia became the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its national religion. Therefore, even a short outline of Armenian folklore and poetry must acknowledge the influences that have served to shape Armenian literature. These influences reflect the interwoven remnants of an intricate tapestry of ancient and modern cultures, legends, songs, and fragments of epics, creating a unique cultural and linguistic identity. Severed for many centuries from Western Europe by a flood of invasions, Armenian literature has not had the recognition that it deserves.

Nichts ist okay!


Author: Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423430400
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Zwei Stimmen, zwei Autoren, schwarz und weiß.. Eigentlich wollte Rashad nur eine Tüte Chips kaufen, doch kaum hat er den Laden betreten, wird er von einem Polizisten brutal niedergeschlagen. Beobachtet hat den Vorfall ein anderer Junge: Quinn, der ausgerechnet mit der Familie des Angreifers befreundet ist. Rashad ist schwarz, der Polizist weiß. Ein weiterer rassistischer Übergriff? Wie so viele? Rashad landet im Krankenhaus, und Quinn steht zwischen den Fronten. Er muss sich entscheiden: Tritt er als Zeuge auf und wird zum Verräter? Oder hält er den Mund und schweigt zu Diskriminierung und Gewalt. Derweil organisieren Rashads Freunde eine Demonstration gegen Rassismus und Polizeiwillkür. Eine Stadt gerät in Ausnahmezustand. Und zwei Jugendliche mittendrin.