Children s Literature and New York City

Children   s Literature and New York City

Childrens Literature Association Quarterly 11(2): 77–80. Clontz, Ted L.2005. Wilderness City: The Post World WarII American Urban Novel from Algren to Wideman. New York: Routledge. Díaz,Junot. 2007. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

Author: Padraic Whyte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135923006

Category: Literary Criticism

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This collection explores the significance of New York City in children’s literature, stressing literary, political, and societal influences on writing for young people from the twentieth century to the present day. Contextualized in light of contemporary critical and cultural theory, the chapters examine the varying ways in which children’s literature has engaged with New York City as a city space, both in terms of (urban) realism and as an ‘idea’, such as the fantasy of the city as a place of opportunity, or other associations. The collection visits not only dominant themes, motifs, and tropes, but also the different narrative methods employed to tell readers about the history, function, physical structure, and conceptualization of New York City, acknowledging the shared or symbiotic relationship between literature and the city: just as literature can give imaginative ‘reality’ to the city, the city has the potential to shape the literary text. This book critically engages with most of the major forms and genres for children/young adults that dialogue with New York City, and considers such authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Felice Holman, E. L. Konigsburg, Maurice Sendak, J. D. Salinger, John Donovan, Shaun Tan, Elizabeth Enright, and Patti Smith.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Special Collections in Children s Literature

Special Collections in Children s Literature

They include state and local curricula , federal education reports , materials from other New York City museums ... St. New York , NY 10029 phone : 212-534-1672 fax : 212-534-5974 contact : Curator of the Toy Collection Children's Books ...

Author: Association for Library Service to Children Committee on National plan

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838934544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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This reference contains the addresses of US institutions, listed by collection and by subject, which presents children's literature holdings listed in various formats. A directory of international collections describing the holdings of 119 institutions in 40 countries is also included.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Geographic Literacy Through Children s Literature

Geographic Literacy Through Children s Literature

The book is also a delightful way to introduce the importance of following teacher directions when on a field trip, A Specific City: New York City As I bring this chapter to an end, I want to offer another type of study that I believe ...

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Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563084393

Category: Education

Page: 161

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Based on the five themes of the geography standards, reproducible projects teach geographic concepts through children's books. Hands-on activities of children's literature and an annotated bibliography are provided. Kg.-6.
Categories: Education

Children s Literature Collections

Children s Literature Collections

He is author of Irish Childhoods: Children's Fiction and Irish History (Cambridge Scholars, 2011) and co-editor of Children's Literature and New York City (Routledge, 2014). Recent publications include a chapter on the politics of house ...

Author: Keith O'Sullivan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137597571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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This book provides scholars, both national and international, with a basis for advanced research in children’s literature in collections. Examining books for children published across five centuries, gathered from the collections in Dublin, this unique volume advances causes in collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies more generally. It facilitates processes of discovery and recovery that present various pathways for researchers with diverse interests in children’s books to engage with collections. From book histories, through bookselling, information on collectors, and histories of education to close text analyses, it is evident that there are various approaches to researching collections. In this volume, three dominant approaches emerge: history and canonicity, author and text, ideals and institutions. Through its focus on varied materials, from fiction to textbooks, this volume illuminates how cities can articulate a vision of children's literature through particular collections and institutional practices.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Children s Literature

Children s Literature

Julius, or The Street Boy Out West. 1874. Rpt. in StriveandSucceed:TwoNovels by Horatio Alger. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967. . Tattered Tom; or, The Story of a Street Arab. 1871. Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, n.d. Ashby, ...

Author: Elizabeth Lennox Keyser

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300088915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Articles of this book - Donelle Ruwe Guarding the British Bible from Rousseau; Ruth Carver Capasso Philanthropy in Nineteenth-Century French Children’s Literature; Ken Parille 'Wake up, and be a man'; Claudia Nelson Drying the Orphan’s Tear; Kate Lawson The 'Disappointed' House; Fern Kory Once upon a Time in Aframerica; Laura B. Comoletti and Michael D. C. Drout How They Do Things with Words; Philip Nel 'Never overlook the art of the seemingly simple'; Sandra Beckett Parodic Play with Paintings in Picture Books; Clare Bradford The End of Empire?
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature

n.d., collection of the Free to Be Foundation, Inc., New York City. Bailey, Beth, and David Farber, eds. America in the 1970s. Lawrence: UP of Kansas, 2004. Banfield, Beryle. “Commitment to Change: The Council on Interracial Books for ...

Author: Julia Mickenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199938551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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Remarkably well researched, the essays consider a wide range of texts - from the U.S., Britain and Canada - and take a variety fo theoretical approaches, including formalism and Marxism and those related to psychology, postcolonialism, reception, feminism, queer studies, and performance studies ... This collection pushes boundaries of genre, notions of childhood ... Choice. Back cover of book.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Children s Literature Gems

Children s Literature Gems

Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career Betsy Bird, Elizabeth Bird ... Kiddie lit: The cultural construction of children's literature in America. ... Storied city: A children's book walking-tour guide to New York City.

Author: Elizabeth Bird

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

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Presents advice to librarians on building a children's collection, discussing how to display works and set up a storytelling program, along with a list of one hundred classic and award-winning titles that should be standard to the collection.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dime Novel in Children s Literature

The Dime Novel in Children  s Literature

Mahlon Day's collection of street cries first went to press around 1825 (New York Street Cries in Rhyme). A book with original woodcut illustrations, verse cries and rather sobering paragraphs of facts and morals, Day's o›ering combined ...

Author: Vicki Anderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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With their rakish characters, sensationalist plots, improbable adventures and objectionable language (like swell and golly), dime novels in their heyday were widely considered a threat to the morals of impressionable youth. Roundly criticized by church leaders and educators of the time, these short, quick-moving, pocket-sized publications were also, inevitably, wildly popular with readers of all ages. This work looks at the evolution of the dime novel and at the authors, publishers, illustrators, and subject matter of the genre. Also discussed are related types of children’s literature, such as story papers, chapbooks, broadsides, serial books, pulp magazines, comic books and today’s paperback books. The author shows how these works reveal much about early American life and thought and how they reflect cultural nationalism through their ideological teachings in personal morality and ethics, humanitarian reform and political thought. Overall, this book is a thoughtful consideration of the dime novel’s contribution to the genre of children’s literature. Eight appendices provide a wealth of information, offering an annotated bibliography of dime novels and listing series books, story paper periodicals, characters, authors and their pseudonyms, and more. A reference section, index and illustrations are all included.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Children s Literature in the Classroom

Children s Literature in the Classroom

Falconer, I. (2001). Olivia saves the circus. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Fanelli, S. (1995). My map book. New York: HarperCollins. Ferris, J. (2002). Once upon a marigold. Orlando, FL: Harcourt. Fish, H. (1937).

Author: Diane M. Barone

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606239407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Many reading programs today overlook an essential component of literacy instruction—helping children develop an enduring love of reading. This authoritative and accessible guide provides a wealth of ideas for incorporating high-quality children's books of all kinds into K–6 classrooms. Numerous practical strategies are presented for engaging students with picturebooks, fiction, nonfiction, and nontraditional texts. Lively descriptions of recommended books and activities are interspersed with invaluable tips for fitting authentic reading experiences into the busy school day. Every chapter concludes with reflection questions and suggestions for further reading. The volume also features reproducible worksheets and forms.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethics and Children s Literature

Ethics and Children s Literature

Martí, a Cuban political exile who lived in New York City, was the editor of a wellknown magazine called La edad de oro, or The Golden Age. The magazine catered to an international audience of Spanish readers, but Martí worked in ...

Author: Claudia Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317141396

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. The essays in Part I look at various past attempts at conveying moral messages to children and interrogate their underlying assumptions. What visions of childhood were conveyed by explicit attempts to cultivate specific virtues in children? What unstated cultural assumptions were expressed by growing resistance to didacticism? How should we prepare children to respond to racism in their books and in their society? Part II takes up the ethical orientations of various classic and contemporary texts, including 'prosaic ethics' in the Hundred Acre Wood, moral discernment in Narnia, ethical recognition in the distant worlds traversed by L’Engle, and virtuous transgression in recent Anglo-American children’s literature and in the emerging children’s literature of 1960s Taiwan. Part III’s essays engage in ethical criticism of arguably problematic messages about our relationship to nonhuman animals, about war, and about prejudice. The final section considers how we respond to children’s literature with ethically focused essays exploring a range of ways in which child readers and adult authorities react to children’s literature. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins in didactic Sunday school tracts and moralizing fables, authors, parents, librarians, and scholars remain sensitive to the values conveyed to children through the texts they choose to share with them.
Categories: Literary Criticism