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How do you select the best recent works of fiction, oral tradition, and poetry about African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American Indian experiences and traditions from the profusion of titles being published today? This annotated…

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This book looks at the changing shape of children's literature in English from the 18th to the 20th century. Susan Ang examines the dialectic between "enclosure" and "exposure," control and freedom of both fictional child and child reader, and how the balance of…

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Between 1690 and 1715, well over one hundred literary fairy tales appeared in France, two-thirds of them written by women. The first part of this book situates the rise of this genre within the literary and historical context of late-seventeenth-century France,…

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A supplement to Joyce Shields' Make It (1975), this is an index to over 35,000 projects detailed in 450 English-language titles published from January 1974 through May 1987, Make It-II incorporates handicraft projects in needleworking, electronics, woodworking,…

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The contributors to this collection of essays address children's literature as an art form, rather than an educational instrument, as has been the traditional approach. Scholars from 10 different countries present a variety of approaches to the history of…

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In this collection of essays, authorities on a wide range of topics related to science fiction discuss themes and particular works of special interest to young readers. The chapters cover the founding works of science fiction for young readers, specific authors…

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This continuation of the acclaimed guide for 1989 summarizes the number of awards a given book, author, and publisher received during both 1990 and 1991. Covering books written and published in English-speaking countries throughout the world, the authors provide…

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Smith offers an in-depth discussion of British fantasy literature from its origins in the 18th century through 1990, juxtaposing its evolution against the background of social, cultural, and educational developments in Great Britain. She categorizes the fantasy…

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In this study, feminist theories and insights from new discourses on female adolescence are employed in analyzing the discourses and cultural scripts used in telling stories about the relationship between teenage daughters and mothers in young adult novels and in…

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"In twenty-eight essays, Frey and Griffith, members of the English faculty at the University of Washington, examine many of the traditional and new children's classics. The authors explore the relationship between the writer's lives and the stories they tell.…

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This critical ethnography of school libraries contributes to the study of the politics of literacy at the elementary school level as well as provides an interesting case study of "border crossing." The book interrogates two accounts of social reproduction and…

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This volume centers on the particular contribution minority groups make to children's literature. Participants address questions of poverty and disadvantage in many of the countries around the Pacific Rim and examine the needs of children in the variety of…