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Battling Dragons : Issues and Controversy in Children's Literature

Battling Dragons : Issues and Controversy in Children's Literature - 95 edition

Battling Dragons : Issues and Controversy in Children's Literature - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9780435088286

ISBN10: 0435088289

Battling Dragons : Issues and Controversy in Children
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Heinemann
Published: 1995
International: No
Battling Dragons : Issues and Controversy in Children

ISBN13: 9780435088286

ISBN10: 0435088289

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95

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Summary

Here you'll find a collage of distinguished voices from around the world, offering their own perspectives and experiences with difficult issues: censorship, violence, raw images in picture books, depictions of minorities, gender issues, political correctness, ethical heroes, and more. You'll hear from some of the best-regarded and controversial authors writing for and about children today in essays that are bound to provoke, challenge, move, and perhaps even outrage you.

South African author Beverly Naidoo talks about censorship and apartheid. Allan Baillie discusses his choice to write about Pol Pot's reign of terror. Brian Jacques reflects on his own childhood amidst the violence and poverty of Liverpool. Judith Gilliland reveals her motivation for depicting the gritty lives of children in Cairo and Lebanon. Charlotte Huck examines reactions among animal rights groups to her Princess Furball.

You'll also hear from parents, teachers, librarians, academicians, illustrators, booksellers, and self-appointed censors. And you'll hear from children themselves. Given the large gap in texts for the serious study of children's books, these are voices no one concerned with quality children's literature can afford to ignore.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Books Under Fire: Issues of Censorship in Children's Literature

2. The Changing Role of Girls and Boys: Exploring Family Values and Children's Roles

3. Themes of Freedom and Oppression: New Grit in Historical and Realistic Books

4. Heroes for Children: Battling Good and Evil

5. Living in the Real World of Children's Books