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Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Edited by: Shelby A. Wolf , Karen Coats , Patricia Enciso , Christine A. Jenkins

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  April  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415965057
eBook ISBN: 9780203843543
Adobe ISBN: 9781136913570

10.4324/9780203843543
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Book description

This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature.

  • Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings.
  • Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators.
  • Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums.

The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Children Reading at Home Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Questioning the Value of Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Book as Home? It All Depends Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Reading Literature in Elementary Classrooms Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Readers, Texts, and Contexts in the Middle Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Reading Literature in Secondary School Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Imagining a Writer’s Life Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Teaching Latina/o Children’s Literature in Multicultural Contexts  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  School Libraries and the Transformation of Readers and Reading Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Public Libraries in the Lives of Young Readers Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Becoming Readers of Literature with LGBT Themes Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Immigrant Students as Cosmopolitan Intellectuals Download PDF
Chapter  13:  History of Children’s and Young Adult Literature Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Dime Novels and Series Books Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Folklore in Children’s Literature Download PDF
Chapter  16:  African American Children’s Literature Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Art of the Picturebook Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Comics and Graphic Novels Download PDF
Chapter  19:  A Burgeoning Field or a Sorry State Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Nonfiction Literature for Children Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Genre as Nexus Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Young Adult Literature Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Reading Indigeneity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Children’s Literature, and the Case of Jeff Smith Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Ideology and Children’s Books Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Author’s Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Archives and Special Collections Devoted to Children’s and Young Adult Literature Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Where Worlds Meet Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Translation and Crosscultural Reception Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Implied Reader of the Translation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  International Communities Building Places for Youth Reading Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Censorship Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Reviewing Children’s and Young Adult Literature Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Awards in Literature for Children and Adolescents Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Economics of Children’s Book Publishing in the 21st Century Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Spinning Off Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Listening for the Scratch of a Pen Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Coda Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
List_of_Contributors Download PDF
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