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Children’s and Young Adult Literature Studies

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Intergenerational Solidarity in Children’s Literature and Film

Winner of the 2023 Edited Book Award from the International Research Society for Children's Literature

Contributions by Aneesh Barai, Clémentine Beauvais, Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Terri Doughty, Aneta ...

Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture

Young adult literature featuring LGBTQ+ characters is booming. In the 1980s and 1990s, only a handful of such titles were published every year. Recently, these numbers have soared to over one hundred ...

Table Lands

Food is a signifier of power for both adults and children, a sign of both inclusion and exclusion and of conformity and resistance. Many academic disciplines—from sociology to literary studies—have ...

Children's Books on the Big Screen

In Children’s Books on the Big Screen, Meghann Meeusen goes beyond the traditional adaptation approach of comparing and contrasting the similarities of film and book versions of a text. By tracing a ...

Between Generations

Winner of the Children’s Literature Association’s 2019 Book Award

Between Generations is a multidisciplinary volume that reframes children as powerful forces in the production of their own literature ...

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction

Contributions by Torsten Caeners, Phoebe Chen, Mathieu Donner, Shannon Hervey, Angela S. Insenga, Patricia Kennon, Maryna Matlock, Ferne Merrylees, Lars Schmeink, Anita Tarr, Tony M. Vinci, and Donna ...

Beyond the Blockbusters

Contributions by Megan Brown, Jill Coste, Sara K. Day, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Amber Gray, Roxanne Harde, Tom Jesse, Heidi Jones, Kaylee Jangula Mootz, Leah Phillips, Rachel L. Rickard ...

Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks

Winner of the Children’s Literature Association’s 2022 Edited Book Award

Contributions by Carolina Alonso, Elena Avilés, Trevor Boffone, Christi Cook, Ella Diaz, Amanda Ellis, Cristina Herrera, Guadalupe ...

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Winner of the Children’s Literature Association’s 2020 Edited Book Award

Contributions by Hena Ahmad, Linda Pierce Allen, Mary J. Henderson Couzelis, Sarah Park Dahlen, Lan Dong, Tomo Hattori, Jennifer ...

Something Inside So Strong

In 1922, Mildred Pitts Walter was born in DeRidder, Louisiana, to a log cutter and a midwife/beautician. She became the first member of her family to go to college, graduating in 1940. Walter moved to ...