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Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature


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Introduction to Part 1

1. Children Reading at Home: An Historical Overview, Evelyn Arizpe & Morag Styles

2. Questioning the Value of Literacy: A Phenomenology of Speaking and Reading in Children, Eva-Maria Simms

3. The Book as Home? It All Depends. Shirley Brice Heath

4. Reading Literature in Elementary Classrooms, Kathy G. Short

5. Readers, Texts, and Contexts in the Middle: Re-imagining Literature Education for Young Adolescents, Thomas P. Crumpler & Linda Wedwick

6. Reading Literature in Secondary School: Disciplinary Discourses in Global Times, Cynthia Lewis & Jessica Dockter

7. Imagining a Writer's Life: Extending the Connection Between Readers and Books, Elizabeth Dutro & Monette C. McIver

8. Theoretical and Pedagogical Possibilities in the Teaching of Latina/o Children's Literature in Multicultural Contexts, Maria E. Franquiz, Carmen Martinez-Roldan, & Carmen I. Mercado

9. School Libraries and the Transformation of Readers and Reading, Eliza T. Dresang & M. Bowie Kotrla

10. Public Libraries in the Lives of Young Readers: Past, Present, and Future, Kathleen Weibel, Virginia A. Walter, & Paulette M. Rothbauer

11. Becoming Readers of Literature with LGBT Themes In and Out of Classrooms, Mollie V. Blackburn & Caroline T. Clark

12. Immigrant Students as Cosmopolitan Intellectuals, Gerald Campano & Maria Paula Ghiso


Introduction to Part 2

13. History of Children's and Young Adult Literature, Deborah Stevenson

Point of Departure, Lois Lowry

14. Dime Novels and Series Books, Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Point of Departure, Candice Ransom

15. Folklore in Children's Literature: Contents and Discontents, Betsy Hearne

Point of Departure, Julius Lester

16. African American Children's Literature: Researching Its Development, Exploring Its Voices, Rudine Sims Bishop

Point of Departure, Jacqueline Woodson

17.The Art of the Picturebook, Lawrence R. Sipe

Point of Departure, Chris Raschka

Point of Departure, David Wiesner

18. Comics and Graphic Novels, Robin Brenner

Point of Departure, Gareth Hinds

Point of Departure, Raina Telgemeier

19. A Burgeoning Field or a Sorry State: U.S. Poetry for Children, 1800-Present, Laura Apol & Janine L. Certo

Point of Departure, Janet S. Wong

20. Nonfiction Literature for Children: Old Assumptions and New Directions, Barbara Kiefer & Melissa I. Wilson

Point of Departure, Penny Colman

21. Genre as Nexus: The Novel for Children and Young Adults, Mike Cadden

Point of Departure, Philip Pullman

22. Young Adult Literature: Growing Up, In Theory, Karen Coats

Point of Departure, Markus Zusak

23. Reading Indigeneity: The Ethics of Interpretation and Representation, Clare Bradford

Point of Departure, Joseph Bruchac

24. Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Children's Literature, and the Case of Jeff Smith, Roderick McGillis

Point of Departure, David Filipi

Point of Departure, David Filipi, Lucy Shelton Caswell, & Jeff Smith

25. Ideology and Children's Books, Robyn McCallum & John Stephens

Point of Departure, M.T. Anderson

26. The Author's Perspective, Claudia Mills

Point of Departure, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

27.Archives and Special Collections Devoted to Children's and Young Adult Literature, Karen Nelson Hoyle

Point of Departure, Leonard S. Marcus


Introduction to Part 3

28. Where Worlds Meet, Ana Maria Machado

Point of Departure, Katherine Paterson

29. Translation and Crosscultural Reception, Maria Nikolajeva

Point of Departure, Tara F. Chace

30. The Implied Reader of the Translation, Petros Panaou & Tasoula Tsilimeni

Point of Departure, Kostia Kontoleon

31. International Communities Building Places for Youth Reading, Michael Daniel Ambatchew

Point of Departure, Jane Kurtz

Point of Departure, Yohannes Gebregeorgis

32. Censorship: Book Challenges, Challenging Books, and Young Readers, Christine Jenkins

33. Reviewing Children's and Young Adult Literature, Michael Cart

34. Awards in Literature for Children and Adolescents, Junko Yokota

35. The Economics of Children's Book Publishing in the 21st Century, Joel Taxel

36. Spinning Off: Toys, Television, Tie-Ins, and Technology, Margaret Mackey

37. Listening for the Scratch of a Pen: Museums Devoted to Children's and Young Adult Literature , Elizabeth Hammill

Contributor List

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Author

University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Illinois State University, USA Ohio State University, USA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


"The editors of this useful volume successfully bridge the disciplinary divisions that run through much of the scholarship on children's literature. The volume includes essays by scholars in education, English, and library and information science; these diverse contributors stress the value of taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children's literature."--Children's Literature Association Quarterly

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