Fairy Tales with a Black Consciousness

Fairy Tales with a Black Consciousness

Print. . The Twelve Dancing Princesses. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007. Print. . The Ugly Duckling. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009. N.p. Print. Larrick, Nancy. ”The All-White World of Children's Books.” Saturday Review, 11 Sept.

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

Children s and YA Books in the College Classroom

Children s and YA Books in the College Classroom

Children's literature is another arm of the sophisticated and engaging world of literary and visual literacy. And it's fun. ... Illus. Michael Austin. Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale. New York: Scholastic, 2007. Print.

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

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, USA: R. R. Bowker (8 vols). Clark, Giles and Phillips, Angus (2008) Inside Book Publishing (4th edition), London: Routledge. Crofts, Andrew (2007) The Freelance ...

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

The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema

The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema

Print. Bauman, Zygmunt. Liquid Life: Living in the Age of Uncertainty. Cambridge: Polity, 2007. Print. Boym, Svetlana. 'Nostalgia and its Discontents.' The Hedgehog Review 9.2 (2007): 7-18. EBSCO Host Humanities International Complete.

Author: Jessica Balanzategui

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048537792

Category: Art


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This book illustrates how global horror film images of children re-conceptualised childhood at the beginning of the twenty-first century, unravelling the child's long entrenched binding to ideologies of growth, futurity, and progress. The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema analyses an influential body of horror films featuring subversive depictions of children that emerged at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and considers the cultural conditions surrounding their emergence. The book proposes that complex cultural and industrial shifts at the turn of the millennium resulted in potent cinematic renegotiations of the concept of childhood. In these transnational films-largely stemming from Spain, Japan, and America-the child resists embodying growth and futurity, concepts to which the child's symbolic function is typically bound. By demonstrating both the culturally specific and globally resonant properties of these frightening visions of children who refuse to grow up, the book outlines the conceptual and aesthetic mechanisms by which long entrenched ideologies of futurity, national progress, and teleological history started to waver at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Categories: Art

Including Families of Children with Special Needs

Including Families of Children with Special Needs

Starting with Stories: Engaging Multiple Intelligences through Children's Books. Illustrated by Kathy Ferrell and ... “The Unhappy Place: What Libraries Can Do to Welcome Kids Who Struggle with Print.” School Library Journal 56, no.

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

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 literacy skills is emphasized in ... such as vocabulary knowledge (Beck & McKewon, 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

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

For information, write to: Web of Life Children's Books P.O. Box 2726, Berkeley, California 94702 m, □ Published in the United States in 2007 by Web of Life Children's Books. Printed in Singapore. Library of Congress Control Number: ...

Author: Madeleine Dunphy

Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book

ISBN: 9780977379576

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 6 1830 1914

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain  Volume 6  1830   1914

He hasrecently edited (with Jonathan Rose) The Blackwell companion to the history of the book (2007) and (with Andrew Nash and Ian Willison) Literary cultures and the material book (2007). Richard Freebury is HeadofHansard Printed ...

Author: David McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316175880

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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The years 1830–1914 witnessed a revolution in the manufacture and use of books as great as that in the fifteenth century. Using new technology in printing, paper-making and binding, publishers worked with authors and illustrators to meet ever-growing and more varied demands from a population seeking books at all price levels. The essays by leading book historians in this volume show how books became cheap, how publishers used the magazine and newspaper markets to extend their influence, and how book ownership became universal for the first time. The fullest account ever published of the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and bookselling, this volume brings The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain up to a point when the world of books took on a recognisably modern form.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Postcolonial Historical Novel

The Postcolonial Historical Novel

New York:W.W. Norton andCo., 2007.Print. Hallward, Peter. Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing betweenthe Singularand ... Figure of the Child in ThirdGeneration Nigerian Novels'. Research in African Literatures 39.2(2008):27–48. Print.

Author: H. Dalley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137450098

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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The Postcolonial Historical Novel is the first systematic work to examine how the historical novel has been transformed by its appropriation in postcolonial writing. It proposes new ways to understand literary realism, and explores how the relationship between history and fiction plays out in contemporary African and Australasian writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism