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Unbound in Fantasy: Reading Monstrosity and the Supernatural

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on two authors who show monstrosity and the supernatural in a whole new light: Maurice Sendak and Virginia Hamilton. It first reads Sendak's 1963 picture book Where the Wild ... More


The Laugh of Anansi: Why Science Fiction is Pertinent to Black Children’s Literature Pedagogy

Marleen S. Barr

in Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Marleen Barr, in “The Laugh of Anansi: Why Science Fiction Is Pertinent to Black Children’s Literature Pedagogy,” illustrates why during the post-colonial moment the political elements of black ... More


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