Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives: An International Enquiry with Immigrant Children and 'The Arrival.' London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Print.

Author: Michelle Ann Abate

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496811707

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Children s and YA Books in the College Classroom

Children s and YA Books in the College Classroom

2007. Universal Studios, 2007. DVD. Kothari, Monika. “Why Is Disney Still Making Female ... Print. The Lion King. Dirs. Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers. 1994.

Author: Emily Dial-Driver,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476621159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Picture Book Professors

Picture Book Professors

... NY: Harper Collins Childrenʼs Books, 2009). H and T Imaginations Limited, Professor Woodpecker's Banana Sandwiches (AuthorHouse: Print on Demand, 2007).

Author: Melissa Terras

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108540322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children, who are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists. Professors fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific facts, the baffled genius, and the evil madman. By the late twentieth century, the stereotype of the male, mad, muddlehead, called Professor SomethingDumb, is formed in humorous yet pejorative fashion. This Element provides a publishing history of the role of academics in children's literature, questioning the book culture which promotes the enforcement of stereotypes regarding intellectual expertise in children's media. This title is also available, with additional material, as Open Access.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fairy Tales with a Black Consciousness

Fairy Tales with a Black Consciousness

Print. . 2007. An Afrocentric Manifesto. Malden, MA: Polity. Print. ... Print. Cai, Mingshui. 2002. Multicultural Literaturefor Children and Young Adults: ...

Author: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471294

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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The all new essays in this book discuss Black cultural retellings of traditional, European fairy tales. The representation of Black protagonists in such tales helps to shape children's ideas about themselves and the world beyond their limited experiences. Allowing them to see themselves in traditional tales strengthens connections with the world and can ignite a will to read books representing diverse ethnic and cultural characters. Also discussed is the need for a multicultural text set which includes the multiplicity of cultures within the Black Diaspora.The tales referenced in the text are rich and diverse in perspective, illuminating stories such as Aesop's fables, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Ananse. Readers will see that stories from Black perspectives adhere to the dictates of traditional literary conventions while steeped in literary traditions that can be traced back to Africa or the diaspora.
Categories: Social Science

Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom

Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom

... 2007), there is still a prevalence of books in print that feature White ... Having a variety of multicultural children's books available is essential.

Author: Mariana Souto-Manning

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771457

Category: Education

Page: 169

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This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards (such as the Common Core State Standards). This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space. Book Features: Multicultural education in action,including the everyday issues and tensions experienced by children and their families. Powerful vignettes from diverse Head Start, preschool, kindergarten, 1st- and 2nd-grade classrooms throughout the United States. Sections on “Getting Started” and “Considering Obstacles and Exploring Possibilities” in each chapter. A list of multicultural children’s books and resources for further reading. Chapters: Multicultural Tools and Strategies for Teaching Young Children Multicultural Education as Transformative Education Interviews: Encouraging Children to Ask Questions Critical Inquiry: Supporting Children’s Investigations Culture Circles with Multicultural Literature: Addressing Issues of Fairness Community Resources and Home Literacies: Developing Funds of Knowledge Technology: Media(ting) Multicultural Teaching Storytelling and Story Acting: Creating Spaces for Children to Negotiate Change Reflecting on the Possibilities of Teaching Multiculturally: What Next? What If? Mariana Souto-Manning is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. “A profound, rich, and rewarding meditation and deep conversation with teachers fully engaging young children with culture, social history, and learning for the future. This wide-ranging book escapes temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries. Read it and reflect on how you can take it into your own life of learning.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Professor Emerita, Stanford University “Early childhood educators will experience this unique book as a warm and detailed invitation to engage in multicultural education. The emphasis throughout is on “multi”—multiple pedagogical approaches, from culture circles to podcasts to story acting, and multiple cultural heritages embodied by active children and teachers. From a critical perspective and alongside creative teachers who aspire to be transformative, Souto-Manning links accessible theory with rich and thoughtful practices.” —Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University “Mariana Souto-Manning’s Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom rightly places the use of deficit thinking and ineffective teaching strategies in the wasteland of classroom instruction. The author superbly documents and explains ways of teaching multiculturally that will richly benefit the learning of all students and make teaching become the fun that teachers dreamed it would be when they first said, ‘I want to teach because I love kids.’” —Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom encourages teachers to honor, affirm, and challenge even our very youngest children to think inclusively, critically, and democratically—a necessity if we are to help develop knowledgeable, caring, and empowered learners.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Categories: Education

Write A Children s Book And Get It Published Teach Yourself

Write A Children s Book   And Get It Published  Teach Yourself

BOOKS Books in Print 2008–2009 (published annually) New Providence, NJ, ... Crofts, Andrew (2007) The Freelance Writer's Handbook (3rd edition), ...

Author: Lesley Pollinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444130676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Designed for writers of any children's literature, be it fiction, non-fiction or faction, this popular and successful title has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field of children's publishing. You will understand the implications of television and film projects, learn new ways of producing your work, the latest technologies and even how to self-publish, guided by two authors who are highly experienced with the genre. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing for children. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Picturebooks

Picturebooks

Illus. S. Bloch. Madrid: SM, 2008. (L'Ennemi, 2007). Print. Chen, C.Y. El millor Nadal. ... London: Frances Lincoln Children's Book. 2007. Print.

Author: Evelyn Arizpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317850304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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The picturebook is now recognized as a sophisticated art form that has provided a space for some of the most exciting innovations in the field of children’s literature. This book brings together the work of expert scholars from the UK, the USA and Europe to present original theoretical perspectives and new research on picturebooks and their readers. The authors draw on a variety of disciplines such as art and cultural history, semiotics, philosophy, cultural geography, visual literacy, education and literary theory in order to revisit the question of what a picturebook is, and how the best authors and illustrators meet and exceed artistic, narrative and cultural expectations. The book looks at the socio-historical conditions of different times and countries in which a range of picturebooks have been created, pointing out variations but also highlighting commonalities. It also discusses what the stretching of borders may mean for new generations of readers, and what contemporary children themselves have to say about picturebooks. This book was originally published as a special issue of the New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Including Families of Children with Special Needs

Including Families of Children with Special Needs

2007. “The Building Bridges Project.” Children and Libraries 5, no. ... Advocates for Diversity in Children's Books and Libraries: 2010 May Hill Arbuthnot ...

Author: Carrie Scott Banks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9781555707910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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More than 6.5 million children in the US receive special education services; in any given community, approximately one child out of every six will get speech therapy, go to counseling, attend classes exclusively with other children with disabilities, or receive some other service that allows him or her to learn. This new revised edition is a step-by-step guide to serving children and youth with disabilities as well as the family members, caregivers, and other people involved in their lives. The authors show how staff can enable full use of the library’s resources by integrating the methods of educators, medical and psychological therapists, social workers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers. Widening the scope to address the needs of teens as well as preschool and school-age children, this edition also discusses the needs of Spanish-speaking children with disabilities and their families, looking at cultural competency as well as Spanish-language resources. Enhanced with checklists, stories based on real experiences, descriptions of model programs and resources, and an overview of appropriate internet sites and services, this how-to gives thorough consideration to Partnering and collaborating with parents and other professionals Developing special collections and resources Assessing competencies and skills Principles underlying family-centered services and resource-based practices The interrelationship of early intervention, special education, and library service This manual will prove valuable not only to children’s services librarians, outreach librarians, and library administrators, but also early intervention and family support professionals, early childhood and special educators, childcare workers, daycare and after school program providers, and policymakers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Canadian Books in Print Author and Title Index

Canadian Books in Print  Author and Title Index

Child psychology : a contemporary viewpoint Hetherington , E. Mavis ; Parke , Ross D. and Schmuckler , Mark A .; McGraw , 2002 $ 97.95 [ 0-07-088053-0 ] CIP ...

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Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 00688398

Category: Canada Imprints

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Categories: Canada Imprints

The Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Grant

The Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Grant

(comparing performance in spring 2006, spring 2007, and spring 2008). ... 1 for scores on the books and print dimension for teachers of older children.

Author: John A. Sutterby

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857242792

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Focuses on the implementation of professional development for early childhood educators, describing a number of models for improving early childhood care. This title provides future developers of professional development with a road map for what works and what might not be as effective.
Categories: Education

Postmodern Picturebooks

Postmodern Picturebooks

Goldstone, Bette P. “Ordering the Chaos: Teaching Metafictive Characteristics of Children's Books.” Journal of Children's Literature 24.2 (1998): 48–55.

Author: Lawrence R. Sipe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135897840

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Over the past 15 years, there has been a pronounced trend toward a particular type of picturebook that many would label "postmodern." Postmodern picturebooks have stretched our conventional notion of what constitutes a picturebook, as well as what it means to be an engaged reader of these texts. The international researchers and scholars included in this compelling collection of work critically examine and discuss postmodern picturebooks, and reflect upon their unique contributions to both the field of children’s literature and to the development of new literacies for child, adolescent, and adult readers.
Categories: Art

Technology as a Support for Literacy Achievements for Children at Risk

Technology as a Support for Literacy Achievements for Children at Risk

The children's EL was assessed before and after the activity with the e-book/printed book. The measures used for assessing EL were recognition of letter ...

Author: Adina Shamir

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400751194

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Presenting cutting-edge studies from various countries into the theoretical and practical issues surrounding the literacy acquisition of at-risk children, this volume focuses specifically on the utility of technology in supporting and advancing literacy among the relevant populations. These include a range of at-risk groups such as those with learning disabilities, low socioeconomic status, and minority ethnicity. Arguing that literacy is a key requirement for integration into any modern society, the book outlines new ways in which educators and researchers can overcome the difficulties faced by children in these at-risk groups. It also reflects the rapid development of technology in this field, which in turn necessitates the accumulation of fresh research evidence.
Categories: Education

Foundations of Early Childhood

Foundations of Early Childhood

However, these simple books engage babies' interest in print (Meek, 1991) and are an excellent way to expand their vocabulary. As their lexicon grows, ...

Author: Penny Mukherji

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446297605

Category: Education

Page: 432

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'This text will be an invaluable addition to the reading of students and tutors alike. It has been written thoughtfully for students embarking on university courses that study aspects of early childhood education. The introductory chapters give the reader a sense of the thinking and reflection that is helpful for them at the beginning of their studies and a clear focus on the rights of our youngest children roots the text in a sound pedagogical frame. The later chapters broaden the argument and feel very relevant to the current context in their explorations of the policy and practice of EYFS. I would strongly recommend this text.' -Jo Albin-Clark, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education, Edge Hill University This book introduces all the most important aspects of early years care and education, and will help you develop the key skills needed to study at degree level. Each chapter introduces major concepts and theories which allow you to explore the foundations of key early childhood issues and apply them in practice. Topics include: Children’s rights The Early Years curriculum How children learn and develop Health and well-being As well as looking at important aspects of study such as: How to search primary sources, such as policy documents and journals How to use your personal experience in studying How to develop critical reading and writing skills With specific learning features designed for different levels of study, this book will be invaluable to students studying at levels 4 and 5 of early childhood degrees and foundation degrees, with features designed to support students as they make the transition to honours level study. Digital resources for extra support! Check out the companion website for additional material including: interactive glossary flashcards journal tasks web links to more handy online resources
Categories: Education

Engaging Young Children With Informational Books

Engaging Young Children With Informational Books

Using shared reading to enhance young children's competence in one or more ... 2007) or concepts of print (Justice, Kaderavek, Fan, Sofka, & Hunt, 2009).

Author: Helen Patrick

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412986700

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Make informational books part of the K-2 learn-to-read experience—with strategies for shared reading, writing activities, ways to guide parent involvement, and real-life success stories.
Categories: Education

Effective Read Alouds for Early Literacy

Effective Read Alouds for Early Literacy

Increasing print awareness in preschoolers with language impairment using ... Children's literature in preschool: Comprehending and enjoying books.

Author: Katherine A. Beauchat

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462506521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

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Sharing high-quality storybooks and nonfiction books not only is enjoyable for young children and teachers—it is also a powerful way to build crucial literacy skills. This engaging guide provides effective strategies for selecting books and using read-alouds to develop children's oral language, vocabulary, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, and comprehension. Illustrated with rich examples from diverse classrooms, the book takes teachers step by step through planning and setting goals for read-alouds, as well as reflecting on each lesson to inform future instruction. Helpful planning templates can be reproduced for repeated use; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Girls Texts Cultures

Girls  Texts  Cultures

New Critical Approaches to Children's Literature Ser. ... 2007. London: Orchard Books, 2008. Print. ———. Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake.

Author: Clare Bradford

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781771120227

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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This book focuses on girls and girlhoods, texts for and about girls, and the cultural contexts that shape girls’ experience. It brings together scholars from girls’ studies and children’s literature, fields that have traditionally conducted their research separately, and the collaboration showcases the breadth and complexity of girl-related studies. Contributors from disciplines such as sociology, literature, education, and gender studies combine these disciplinary approaches in novel ways with insights from international studies, postcolonial studies, game studies, and other fields. Several of the authors engage in activist and policy-development work around girls who experience poverty and marginalization. Each essay is concerned in one way or another with the politics of girlhood as they manifest in national and cultural contexts, in the everyday practices of girls, and in textual ideologies and agendas. In contemporary Western societies girls and girlhood function to some degree as markers of cultural reproduction and change. The essays in this book proceed from the assumption that girls are active participants in the production of texts and cultural forms; they offer accounts of the diversity of girls’ experience and complex significances of texts by, for, and about girls.
Categories: Social Science