Book African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles

Download or read African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles PDF, written by Binnie Tate Wilkin and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-08-03 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since 1922, the Newbery Medal of Honor has been awarded to distinguished works of literature for children. Although African and African American characters appeared in children's books well before the establishment of the Newbery award, such depictions were limited, with characters often only appearing as slaves or servants. However, over the last several decades, there has been much progress, and Black characters have played a much more integral role in many highly regarded novels. In African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles, Binnie Tate Wilkin provides a historical and contextual examination of books with such depictions that have been acknowledged by the nation's most prestigious award for children's literature. Wilkin explores the depictions of African and African American characters in these novels and illuminates the progressive quality of such representations. Wilkin looks closely at such elements as aesthetic descriptions, subservient characterizations, the relationships between characters, and specific language usage to investigate how these images have progressed toward increasingly positive depictions. She also notes, when applicable, the significance of the lack of any African or African American images. This book is an essential resource for those interested in African American studies, children's literature, and the relationship between the two.

Book Slavery in American Children s Literature  1790 2010

Download or read Slavery in American Children s Literature 1790 2010 PDF, written by Paula T. Connolly and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long seen by writers as a vital political force of the nation, children’s literature has been an important means not only of mythologizing a certain racialized past but also, because of its intended audience, of promoting a specific racialized future. Stories about slavery for children have served as primers for racial socialization. This first comprehensive study of slavery in children’s literature, Slavery in American Children’s Literature, 1790–2010, also historicizes the ways generations of authors have drawn upon antebellum literature in their own re-creations of slavery. It examines well-known, canonical works alongside others that have ostensibly disappeared from contemporary cultural knowledge but have nonetheless both affected and reflected the American social consciousness in the creation of racialized images. Beginning with abolitionist and proslavery views in antebellum children’s literature, Connolly examines how successive generations reshaped the genres of the slave narrative, abolitionist texts, and plantation novels to reflect the changing contexts of racial politics in America. From Reconstruction and the end of the nineteenth century, to the early decades of the twentieth century, to the civil rights era, and into the twenty-first century, these antebellum genres have continued to find new life in children’s literature—in, among other forms, neoplantation novels, biographies, pseudoabolitionist adventures, and neo-slave narratives. As a literary history of how antebellum racial images have been re-created or revised for new generations, Slavery in American Children’s Literature ultimately offers a record of the racial mythmaking of the United States from the nation’s beginning to the present day.

Book Making Americans

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  • Author : Gary D. Schmidt
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2013-12
  • ISBN : 1609381920
  • Pages : 290 pages

Download or read Making Americans PDF, written by Gary D. Schmidt and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2013-12 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Making Americans is a study of a time when the authors and illustrators of children's books consciously set their eyes on national and international sights, with the hope of bringing the next generation into a full sense of citizenship. Schmidt examines the literature for young people published during a momentous period in our nation's past, and documents in detail its role as an instrument of nation-building and social reform. A thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of children's books as cultural transmitters and transformers.

Book A Life in Storytelling

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  • Author : Binnie Tate Wilkin
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2014-03-25
  • ISBN : 1442231785
  • Pages : 174 pages

Download or read A Life in Storytelling PDF, written by Binnie Tate Wilkin and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-03-25 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Life in Storytelling contains the reflections and lessons from one of the most noted storytellers of our times. The sections of the book are designed to provide background material for the art and craft of storytelling, the methods and uses of storytelling, sources and examples of stories, and a broad selection of over 100 stories briefly annotated.

Book School Library Journal

Download or read School Library Journal PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Literature and the Child

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  • Author : Lee Galda
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • ISBN : 1305854985
  • Pages : 560 pages

Download or read Literature and the Child PDF, written by Lee Galda and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Book Laurence Yep

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  • Author : Kristen Rajczak Nelson
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2016-07-15
  • ISBN : 0766078396
  • Pages : 24 pages

Download or read Laurence Yep PDF, written by Kristen Rajczak Nelson and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2016-07-15 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Growing up as a Chinese American in California, Laurence Yep felt trapped between two worlds, belonging to neither one. It was this feeling of being an outsider that caused him to lose himself in books and eventually become the writer of two Newbery Honor books himself. Readers will be inspired by this simply-told biography of the author of Dragonwings and Dragon’s Gate. A Words to Know section prepares readers for any unfamiliar vocabulary they may find in the text, and personal photographs and direct quotations from Yep paint a colorful picture of this important author.

Book The British National Bibliography

Download or read The British National Bibliography PDF, written by Arthur James Wells and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Brown Gold

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  • Author : Michelle Martin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-03-01
  • ISBN : 113594914X
  • Pages : 252 pages

Download or read Brown Gold PDF, written by Michelle Martin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brown Gold is a compelling history and analysis of African-American children's picturebooks from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. At the turn of the nineteenth century, good children's books about black life were hard to find — if, indeed, young black readers and their parents could even gain entry into the bookstores and libraries. But today, in the "Golden Age" of African-American children's picturebooks, one can find a wealth of titles ranging from Happy to be Nappy to Black is Brown is Tan. In this book, Michelle Martin explores how the genre has evolved from problematic early works such as Epaminondas that were rooted in minstrelsy and stereotype, through the civil rights movement, and onward to contemporary celebrations of blackness. She demonstrates the cultural importance of contemporary favorites through keen historical analysis — scrutinizing the longevity and proliferation of the Coontown series and Ten Little Niggers books, for example — that makes clear how few picturebooks existed in which black children could see themselves and their people positively represented even up until the 1960s. Martin also explores how children's authors and illustrators have addressed major issues in black life and history including racism, the civil rights movement, black feminism, major historical figures, religion, and slavery. Brown Gold adds new depth to the reader's understanding of African-American literature and culture, and illuminates how the round, dynamic characters in these children's novels, novellas, and picturebooks can put a face on the past, a face with which many contemporary readers can identify.

Book Children s and Young Adult Comics

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  • Author : Gwen Athene Tarbox
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-04-16
  • ISBN : 1350009229
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read Children s and Young Adult Comics PDF, written by Gwen Athene Tarbox and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-04-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A complete critical guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Children's and Young Adult Comics helps readers explore how comics have engaged with one of their most crucial audiences. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as: - The history of comics for children and young adults, from early cartoon strips to the rise of comics as mainstream children's literature - Cultural contexts – from the Comics Code Authority to graphic novel adaptations of popular children's texts such as Neil Gaiman's Coraline - Key texts – from familiar favourites like Peanuts and Archie Comics to YA graphic novels such as Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese and hybrid works including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - Important theoretical and critical approaches to studying children's and young adult comics Children's and Young Adult Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms and a lengthy resources section to help students and readers develop their understanding of these genres and pursue independent study.

Book The Child

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  • Author : Richard A. Shweder
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • ISBN : 0226756114
  • Pages : 928 pages

Download or read The Child PDF, written by Richard A. Shweder and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion offers both parents and professionals access to the best scholarship from all areas of child studies in a remarkable one-volume reference. Bringing together contemporary research on children and childhood from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, sociology, history, law, anthropology, and other related areas, The Child contains more than 500 articles—all written by experts in their fields and overseen by a panel of distinguished editors led by anthropologist Richard A. Shweder. Each entry provides a concise and accessible synopsis of the topic at hand. For example, the entry “Adoption” begins with a general definition, followed by a detailed look at adoption in different cultures and at different times, a summary of the associated mental and developmental issues that can arise, and an overview of applicable legal and public policy. While presenting certain universal facts about children’s development from birth through adolescence, the entries also address the many worlds of childhood both within the United States and around the globe. They consider the ways that in which race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and cultural traditions of child rearing can affect children’s experiences of physical and mental health, education, and family. Alongside the topical entries, The Child includes more than forty “Imagining Each Other” essays, which focus on the particular experiences of children in different cultures. In “Work before Play for Yucatec Maya Children,” for example, readers learn of the work responsibilities of some modern-day Mexican children, while in “A Hindu Brahman Boy Is Born Again,” they witness a coming-of-age ritual in contemporary India. Compiled by some of the most distinguished child development researchers in the world, The Child will broaden the current scope of knowledge on children and childhood. It is an unparalleled resource for parents, social workers, researchers, educators, and others who work with children.

Book Africana

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  • Author : Anthony Appiah
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 0195170555
  • Pages : 3960 pages

Download or read Africana PDF, written by Anthony Appiah and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2005 with total page 3960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this newly expanded edition, more than 4,000 articles cover prominent African and African American individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, businesses, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, countries, and more.

Book 15 Primary Source Activities

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  • Author : Louise Hopping
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2003-06
  • ISBN : 9780439251846
  • Pages : 80 pages

Download or read 15 Primary Source Activities PDF, written by Louise Hopping and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2003-06 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains ready-to-use plays, readings, simulations, map projects, and other motivating activities based on historical documents.

Book The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

Download or read The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction PDF, written by Darryl Dickson-Carr and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2005-12-06 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In both the literal and metaphorical senses, it seemed as if 1970s America was running out of gas. The decade not only witnessed long lines at gas stations but a citizenry that had grown weary and disillusioned. High unemployment, runaway inflation, and the energy crisis, caused in part by U.S. dependence on Arab oil, characterized an increasingly bleak economic situation. As Edward D. Berkowitz demonstrates, the end of the postwar economic boom, Watergate, and defeat in Vietnam led to an unraveling of the national consensus. During the decade, ideas about the United States, how it should be governed, and how its economy should be managed changed dramatically. Berkowitz argues that the postwar faith in sweeping social programs and a global U.S. mission was replaced by a more skeptical attitude about government's ability to positively affect society. From Woody Allen to Watergate, from the decline of the steel industry to the rise of Bill Gates, and from Saturday Night Fever to the Sunday morning fervor of evangelical preachers, Berkowitz captures the history, tone, and spirit of the seventies. He explores the decade's major political events and movements, including the rise and fall of détente, congressional reform, changes in healthcare policies, and the hostage crisis in Iran. The seventies also gave birth to several social movements and the "rights revolution," in which women, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities all successfully fought for greater legal and social recognition. At the same time, reaction to these social movements as well as the issue of abortion introduced a new facet into American political life-the rise of powerful, politically conservative religious organizations and activists. Berkowitz also considers important shifts in American popular culture, recounting the creative renaissance in American film as well as the birth of the Hollywood blockbuster. He discusses how television programs such as All in the Family and Charlie's Angels offered Americans both a reflection of and an escape from the problems gripping the country.

Book Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Download or read Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History PDF, written by Colin A. Palmer and published by MacMillan Reference Library. This book was released on 2006 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains primary source material.

Book Family Matters

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  • Author : Ruth Lyn Meese
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2009-11-01
  • ISBN : 1591587824
  • Pages : 147 pages

Download or read Family Matters PDF, written by Ruth Lyn Meese and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents reviews of a variety of children's books featuring the themes of adoption and foster care.

Book Restructuring the English Classroom

Download or read Restructuring the English Classroom PDF, written by James L. Collins and published by Boynton/Cook Pub. This book was released on 1992 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: