Skip to content

Category: Parenting Literature Guides

Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture: by Gary W. Westfahl

By Gary W. Westfahl

In a continuously altering international, people are perpetually becoming to fulfill the demanding situations and advancements that emerge round them. In modern society, know-how is on the middle of swap. Literature, too, displays the evolution of tradition and more and more represents and considers know-how. And as youngsters develop into teenagers, their analyzing is helping form their realizing of the area. This ebook examines consultant works of technological know-how fiction, kid's literature, and pop culture to teach how those works mirror the method of becoming up in a technological world.

The quantity appears on the easy photograph books and comedian books that entice young children; the formulaic adventures that fascinate older young ones; the movies and tv courses which are watched by means of kids and younger kids; the track movies and programming that entice teens; and the preferred novels that curiosity older readers. integrated are discussions of Superman, the Hardy Boys, Star Trek, technological know-how fiction motion pictures, and track movies. The booklet issues to similarities between pop culture, technological know-how fiction, and kid's literature and demonstrates the relevance of those works to modern society.

Show description

Latina and Latino Voices in Literature: Lives and Works, by Frances A. Day

By Frances A. Day

This revised variation of an award-winning source celebrates the lives and works of 35 Latina and Latino authors who write for modern younger readers. increased to incorporate 12 extra authors, up to date info at the unique 23 authors profiled, and one hundred thirty five new titles, this complete reference device is helping lecturers, librarians, and fogeys remain present on essentially the most dynamic components of up to date literature. either tested and rising voices are profiled. own costs and images introduce every one biographical essay, offering details collected via interviews, own communications, and study. a whole checklist of all books and works written via the writer is integrated besides booklet details. Annotations are supplied for many of the titles, in addition to details on significant topics, awards received, and steered age levels.

Evaluating Books for Bias offers valuable guidance for analyzing and choosing books from a pluralistic standpoint. Appendices supply additional useful information regarding the sector, together with detailed awards honoring books through Latinas and Latinos, a calendar of vacations and precise days celebrated via the Latino group, and listings of comparable assets and corporations. the writer has additionally compiled rules for school room actions and methods for librarians to increase the literary adventure. A identify index and wide subject index―including subject matters, curricular parts, and genres―help in making plans tale classes and research devices. it is a multipurpose source for an individual who desires to support younger readers hook up with modern literature in a significant way.

Show description

Story Medicine: Multicultural Tales of Healing and by Norma J. Livo

By Norma J. Livo

Experience the extreme capability that tales hold-the energy to heal, calm, and rejuvenate. This magical number of greater than forty stories from around the globe brims with clever phrases that illustrate many mysterious and infrequently basic how one can well being and happiness. via introductions, reviews, and dialogue starters, Livo presents counsel for studying and reflecting on every one story. The tales are geared up into 4 major parts: therapeutic the self, therapeutic relationships, therapeutic the neighborhood, and therapeutic the Earth. as well as an intensive bibliography, Livo bargains a treasure trove of conventional proverbs and old-time herblore. a fully amazing studying event and source for educators, mom and dad, scholars, librarians, folklorists, storytellers, doctors, therapists, and a person attracted to folktales and therapeutic. All Levels.

Show description

Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy: by Dimitra Fimi

By Dimitra Fimi

This e-book examines the inventive makes use of of “Celtic” delusion in modern myth written for kids or teenagers from the Sixties to the 2000s. Its scope levels from vintage children’s fantasies similar to Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain and Alan Garner’s The Owl Service, to a few of the latest, award-winning delusion authors of the decade, similar to Kate Thompson (The New Policeman) and Catherine Fisher (Darkhenge). The publication specializes in the methods those delusion works have appropriated and tailored Irish and Welsh medieval literature that allows you to spotlight various perceptions of “Celticity.” The time period “Celtic” itself is interrogated in gentle of contemporary debates in Celtic reviews, that allows you to discover a fictional illustration of a countrywide earlier that's frequently romanticized and political.

Show description

Carducci e la Rivoluzione. I sonetti di Ça ira: Storia, by Stefania Baragetti

By Stefania Baragetti

Istituto in line with l. a. Storia del Risorgimento italiano - Biblioteca scientifica Serie II: Fonti - Vol. XCVII

La corona dei dodici sonetti di Ça ira dà voce poetica alle riflessioni di Carducci sul "momento più epico della storia moderna", come egli stesso definì il Settembre 1792 in una nota posta in calce alla prima edizione del poemetto nel maggio 1883. Sullo sfondo dell'opera, il cui titolo riprende le parole del canto che risuonò nelle strade di Parigi, period anche il contrasto di interpretazioni sull'eredità della Rivoluzione francese, che los angeles fase critica dei rapporti italo-francesi aveva riacceso fra moderati e democratici. Superate le asprezze della giovanile esperienza giambica, ma ancora animato da una distinctiveness passione civile, Carducci restituisce il senso degli episodi rivoluzionari "senza mistura di elementi personali", adottando una forma metrica del tutto insolita consistent with un tema storico e rielaborando alcuni spunti delle narrazioni di Carlyle, Blanc e Michelet. Nei "settembrini", che inevitabilmente rinfocolarono le polemiche (l'autore replicò nei mesi successivi con una lunga e battagliera prosa apologetica), è riaffermato il valore non soltanto delle idee del 1789, ma anche dei successivi esiti, drammatici e violenti, della Rivoluzione, fino alla luminosa giornata di Valmy (20 settembre 1792), quando anche Goethe, presente all'epica battaglia, volle cogliere, nella vittoria dell'esercito francese, l'inizio di una nuova period in line with l'umanità. A un profilo storico-biografico di Carducci, orientato alla definizione dei suoi giudizi intorno alla Francia rivoluzionaria, si uniscono los angeles ricostruzione della genesi di Ça ira e i commenti ai singoli sonetti, mentre un'ampia appendice offre l'edizione critica del poemetto, qui in step with los angeles prima volta presentato sulla base di una organica classificazione delle testimonianze manoscritte e a stampa.
Con premessa di William Spaggiari

Stefania Baragetti è dottoranda in Italianistica presso l'Università degli Studi di Parma e svolge attività di collaborazione presso il Dipartimento di Filologia Moderna dell'Università degli Studi di Milano. Ha in corso ricerche sull'Accademia dell'Arcadia.

Show description

Children’s Literature and New York City (Children's by Padraic Whyte,Keith O'Sullivan

By Padraic Whyte,Keith O'Sullivan

This assortment explores the importance of latest York urban in children’s literature, stressing literary, political, and societal affects on writing for kids from the 20th century to the current day. Contextualized in gentle of latest serious and cultural idea, the chapters research the various ways that children’s literature has engaged with ny urban as a urban area, either by way of (urban) realism and as an ‘idea’, comparable to the delusion of the town as a spot of chance, or different institutions. the gathering visits not just dominant issues, motifs, and tropes, but additionally the various narrative equipment hired to inform readers concerning the background, functionality, actual constitution, and conceptualization of recent York urban, acknowledging the shared or symbiotic courting among literature and town: simply as literature can provide creative ‘reality’ to town, the town has the aptitude to form the literary textual content. This booklet seriously engages with lots of the significant varieties and genres for children/young adults that discussion with ny urban, and considers such authors as Margaret clever Brown, Felice Holman, E. L. Konigsburg, Maurice Sendak, J. D. Salinger, John Donovan, Shaun Tan, Elizabeth Enright, and Patti Smith.


Show description

The Music Kept Playing by Christian Walker,Sandra Walker

By Christian Walker,Sandra Walker

Danny is a tender boy who goals of being a rock superstar in the future. regrettably, he was once born in an age the place song not exists. After being discouraged through his instructor and classmates, he is going domestic and slips right into a dream the place he meets a handful of influential characters who consultant and encourage him down his route to success.

Show description

Revaluing British Boys' Story Papers, 1918-1939 (Critical by H. A Fairlie

By H. A Fairlie

This publication explores the phenomenon of the tale paper, the meanings and values young ones took from their examining, and the responses of adults to their studying offerings. It argues for the revaluing of the tale paper within the inter-war years, giving the style a pivotal function within the improvement of kid's literature.

Show description

Littérature pour la jeunesse et diversité culturelle (French by Virginie Douglas

By Virginie Douglas

A travers des études de cas analysant des ouvrages (romans, albums, traductions de contes) publiés du XIXe siècle à nos jours dans différentes aires géographiques et culturelles, ce quantity montre à quel element les textes destinés à l'enfance et à l. a. jeunesse s'inscrivent dans une démarche de transmission et d'éducation lorsqu'il s'agit d'aborder los angeles diversité culturelle. los angeles relation à l'autre tradition, de l. a. colonisation à los angeles mondialisation, reste au coeur de l. a. socialisation du jeune.

Show description