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Children's Literature : An Issues Approach

Children's Literature : An Issues Approach - 3rd edition

Children's Literature : An Issues Approach - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780801305375

ISBN10: 0801305373

Children
Edition: 3RD 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 1995
International: No
Children

ISBN13: 9780801305375

ISBN10: 0801305373

Edition: 3RD 95

Summary

Children's Literature: An Issues Approach, Third Edition is an invaluable text and resource guide to the critical study and selection of books for children from kindergarten through junior high school. Written for teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in introducing young people to the joy and benefits of reading, it examines children's literature and its treatment of important, sometimes controversial issues. Focusing on the personal and societal concerns of today's youth including sexuality, divorce, heritage, abuse, and death it offers practical suggestions for using books to help children successfully confront these matters.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword Jane Yolen.
Preface: How to Use This Book.

I. FAMILY.

1. Siblings.
2. Adoption and Foster Care.
3. Divorce.
4. Family Constellations.

II. LIFE CYCLE.

5. Sexuality.
6. Aging.
7. Death.

III. SOCIETY.

8. Gender Roles.
9. Heritage.
10. Special Needs.
11. Abuse.
12. War and Peace.


Appendices:
Resources for Teaching a Literature-Based Curriculum;
Additional References for the Study of Children's Literature;
Activities for Extending Literature;
Selected Children's Book Awards;
Publishers' Addresses.

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