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Children’s and Young Adult Literature Studies

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Mothers in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Winner of the Children’s Literature Association’s 2018 Edited Book Award

Contributions by Robin Calland, Lauren Causey, Karen Coats, Sara K. Day, Lisa Rowe Fraustino, Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, Anna Katrina ...

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

With contributions by Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, ...

Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Edited by Vanessa Joosen
Categories: Media Studies

Contributions by Gökçe Elif Baykal, Lincoln Geraghty, Verónica Gottau, Vanessa Joosen, Sung-Ae Lee, Cecilia Lindgren, Mayako Murai, Emily Murphy, Mariano Narodowski, Johanna Sjöberg, Anna Sparrman, ...

Reading in the Dark

Contributions by Rebecca A. Brown, Justine Gieni, Holly Harper, Emily L. Hiltz, A. Robin Hoffman, Kirsten Kowalewski, Peter C. Kunze, Jorie Lagerwey, Nick Levey, Jessica R. McCort, and Janani Subramanian ...

Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna

Appearing first as a weekly serial in The Christian Herald, Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna was first published in book form in 1913. This popular story of an impoverished orphan girl who travels from America's ...

Little Red Readings

A significant body of scholarship examines the production of children's literature by women and minorities, as well as the representation of gender, race, and sexuality. But few scholars have previously ...

Reading Like a Girl

By examining the novels of critically and commercially successful authors such as Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight series), and Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak), Reading Like ...

Wide Awake in Slumberland

Cartoonist Winsor McCay (1869-1934) is rightfully celebrated for the skillful draftmanship and inventive design sense he displayed in the comic strips Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dream of the Rarebit ...

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss

Winner of the Children’s Literature Association’s 2014 Honor Book Award

Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906–1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901–1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created ...

Recess Battles

By Anna R. Beresin
Foreword by Brian Sutton-Smith
Categories: Folklore

Winner of the Opie Prize from the Children’s Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society

As children wrestle with culture through their games, recess itself has become a battleground for the control ...