Once Upon a Time in a Different World

Once Upon a Time in a Different World

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Once Upon a Time in a Different World, a unique addition to the celebrated Childrena€™s Literature and Culture series, seeks to move discussions and treatments of ideas in African America Childrena€™s literature from the margins to the forefront of literary discourse. Looking at a variety of topics, including the moralities of heterosexism, the veneration of literacy, and the qpolitics of hair, q Neal A. Lester provides a scholarly and accessible compilation of essays that will serve as an invaluable resource for parents, students, and educators. The much-needed reexamination of African American childrena€™s texts follows an engaging call-and-response format, allowing for a lively and illuminating discussion between its primary author and a diverse group of contributors; including educators, scholars, students, parents, and critics. In addition to these distinct dialogues, the book features an enlightening generational conversation between Lester and his teenage daughter as they review the same novels. With critical assessments of Toni and Slade Morrisona€™s The Big Box and The Book of Mean People, bell hooksa€™ Happy to Be Nappy, and Anne Schraffa€™s Until We Meet Again, among many other works, these provocative and fresh essays yield a wealth of perspectives on the intersections of identity formations in childhood and adulthood.Issues and Ideas in African American Childrena#39;s Literature Neal A. Lester ... The range and complexity of essay topics will underscore the extent to which this body of literature is a viable means of making the invisible visible, respondinganbsp;...

Title:Once Upon a Time in a Different World
Author:Neal A. Lester
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-06-21


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