A Companion to Children's Literature
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
1. Edition July 2022
496 Pages, Hardcover
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A COMPANION TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
A collection of international, up-to-date, and diverse perspectives on children's literary criticism
A Companion to Children's Literature offers students and scholars studying children's literature, education, and youth librarianship an incisive and expansive collection of essays that discuss key debates within children's literature criticism. The thirty-four works included demonstrate a diverse array of perspectives from around the world, introduce emerging scholars to the field of children's literature criticism, and meaningfully contribute to the scholarly conversation.
The essays selected by the editors present a view of children's literature that encompasses poetry, fiction, folklore, nonfiction, dramatic stage and screen performances, picturebooks, and interactive and digital media. They range from historical overviews to of-the-moment critical theory about children's books from across the globe.
A Companion to Children's Literature explores some of the earliest works in children's literature, key developments in the genre from the 20th century, and the latest trends and texts in children's information books, postmodern fairytales, theatre, plays, and more. This collection also discusses methods for reading children's literature, from social justice critiques of popular stories to Black critical theory in the context of children's literary analysis.
Deborah Stevenson is a retired Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and Director of the Center for Children's Books.
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw was Professor of Education, Literature and Literacies, and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She has authored or co-edited several books, including Representing Africa in Children's Literature: Old and New Ways of Seeing.