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Minders of Make-believe

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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN 10 : 0395674077
Pages : 424 pages
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Download Minders of Make-believe PDF Full Free by Leonard C. Marcus and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2008 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the dramatic changes that occurred in children's literature during the twentieth century, the growth and impact of major publishing houses, the influence of key publishing figures, and the contributions of pioneering editors, educators, and librarians.


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The Fame of C. S. Lewis

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780192551528
Pages : 232 pages
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Download The Fame of C. S. Lewis PDF Full Free by Stephanie L. Derrick and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-19 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: C. S. Lewis, long renowned for his children's books as well as his Christian apologetics, has been the subject of wide interest since he first stepped-up to the BBC's microphone during the Second World War. Until now, however, the reasons why this medievalist began writing books for a popular audience, and why these books have continued to be so popular, had not been fully explored. In fact Lewis, who once described himself as by nature an 'extreme anarchist', was a critical controversialist in his time-and not to everyone's liking. Yet, somehow, Lewis's books directed at children and middlebrow Christians have continued to resonate in the decades since his death in 1963. Stephanie L. Derrick considers why this is the case, and why it is more true in America than in Lewis's home-country of Britain. The story of C. S. Lewis's fame is one that takes us from his childhood in Edwardian Belfast, to the height of international conflict during the 1940s, to the rapid expansion of the paperback market, and on to readers' experiences in the 1980s and 1990s, and, finally, to London in November 2013, where Lewis was honoured with a stone in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Derrick shows that, in fact, the author himself was only one actor among many shaping a multi-faceted image. The Fame of C. S. Lewis is the most comprehensive account of Lewis's popularity to date, drawing on a wealth of fresh material and with much to interest scholars and C. S. Lewis admirers alike.


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Teenage Dreams

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781978806795
Pages : 239 pages
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Download Teenage Dreams PDF Full Free by Charlie Jeffries and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2022-06-17 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teenage Dreams explores why girlhood sexual behaviors and identities became the focus of so much intense, divisive debate and discourse in the late-twentieth century and early twenty-first century US. In doing so, it reveals unexpected moral and political fluidity amongst culture wars actors, which challenge our understanding of this period of political turmoil as a whole.


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Huck Finn's America

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781439186978
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Huck Finn's America PDF Full Free by Andrew Levy and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-01-26 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A groundbreaking and controversial re-examination of our most beloved classic, Huckleberry Finn, proving that for more than 100 years we have misunderstood Twain's message on race and childhood--and the uncomfortable truths it still holds for modern America"--Provided by publisher.


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Suffer the Little Children

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780814722992
Pages : 253 pages
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Download Suffer the Little Children PDF Full Free by Jodi Eichler-Levine and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2013-04-08 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Illuminates the importance of fear and suffering in shaping African American and Jewish children’s literature. . . . Gives a cogent understanding of how each community's difficult historical narratives coupled with their religious and social lives have helped to prepare children to engage an American civic life that has been hostile at times to their ethnic groups." —Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania This compelling work examines classic and contemporary Jewish and African American children’s literature. Through close readings of selected titles published since 1945, Jodi Eichler-Levine analyzes what is at stake in portraying religious history for young people, particularly when the histories in question are traumatic ones. In the wake of the Holocaust and lynchings, of the Middle Passage and flight from Eastern Europe's pogroms, children’s literature provides diverse and complicated responses to the challenge of representing difficult collective pasts. In reading the work of various prominent authors, including Maurice Sendak, Julius Lester, Jane Yolen, Sydney Taylor, and Virginia Hamilton, Eichler-Levine changes our understanding of North American religions. If children are the idealized recipients of the past, what does it mean to tell tales of suffering to children? Suffer the Little Children asks readers to alter their worldviews about children’s literature as an “innocent” enterprise, revisiting the genre in a darker and more unsettled light. Jodi Eichler-Levine is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her work has appeared in American Quarterly, Shofar, and Postscripts.


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The Moral Project of Childhood

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781479810260
Pages : 228 pages
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Download The Moral Project of Childhood PDF Full Free by Daniel Thomas Cook and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2020-02-18 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the Protestant origins of motherhood and the child consumer Throughout history, the responsibility for children’s moral well-being has fallen into the laps of mothers. In The Moral Project of Childhood, the noted childhood studies scholar Daniel Thomas Cook illustrates how mothers in the nineteenth-century United States meticulously managed their children’s needs and wants, pleasures and pains, through the material world so as to produce the “child” as a moral project. Drawing on a century of religiously-oriented child care advice in women’s periodicals, he examines how children ultimately came to be understood by mothers—and later, by commercial actors—as consumers. From concerns about taste, to forms of discipline and punishment, to play and toys, Cook delves into the social politics of motherhood, historical anxieties about childhood, and early children’s consumer culture. An engaging read, The Moral Project of Childhood provides a rich cultural history of childhood.


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The Artistry of Neil Gaiman

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496821669
Pages : 294 pages
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Download The Artistry of Neil Gaiman PDF Full Free by Joseph Michael Sommers and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2019-02-25 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Lanette Cadle, Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem, Renata Lucena Dalmaso, Andrew Eichel, Kyle Eveleth, Anna Katrina Gutierrez, Darren Harris-Fain, Krystal Howard, Christopher D. Kilgore, Kristine Larsen, Thayse Madella, Erica McCrystal, Tara Prescott-Johnson, Danielle Russell, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, and Justin Wigard Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) reigns as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy Award–winning series The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for Neverwhere, Coraline, and the award-winning American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal–winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, children, comics readers, and viewers of the BBC’s Doctor Who, Gaiman’s writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media, making him a celebrity around the world. Despite Gaiman’s incredible contributions to comics, his work remains underrepresented in sustained fashion in comics studies. In this book, the thirteen essays and two interviews with Gaiman and his frequent collaborator, artist P. Craig Russell, examine the work of Gaiman and his many illustrators. The essays discuss Gaiman’s oeuvre regarding the qualities that make his work unique in his eschewing of typical categories, his proclamations to “make good art,” and his own constant efforts to do so however the genres and audiences may slip into one another. The Artistry of Neil Gaiman forms a complicated picture of a man who has always seemed fully assembled virtually from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own voice far later in life.


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War, Myths, and Fairy Tales

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9789811026843
Pages : 243 pages
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Download War, Myths, and Fairy Tales PDF Full Free by Sara Buttsworth and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-12-26 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This exciting new collection examines the relationships between warfare, myths, and fairy tales, and explores the connections and contradictions between the narratives of war and magic that dominate the ways in which people live and have lived, survived, considered and described their world. Presenting original contributions and critical reflections that explore fairy tales, fantasy and wars, be they "real" or imagined, past or present, this book looks at creative works in popular culture, stories of resistance, the history and representation of global and local conflicts, the Holocaust, across multiple media. It offers a timely and important overview of the latest research in the field, including contributions from academics, story-tellers and artists, thereby transcending the traditional boundaries of the disciplines, extending the parameters of war studies beyond the battlefield.


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Lois Lenski

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Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780806156774
Pages : 337 pages
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Download Lois Lenski PDF Full Free by Bobbie Malone and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2016-07-06 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For generations of children, including a young Oprah Winfrey, opening a Lois Lenski book has meant opening a world. This was just what the author wanted: to help children “see beyond the rim of their own world.” In Lois Lenski: Storycatcher, historian and educator Bobbie Malone takes us into Lenski’s own world to tell the story of how a girl from a small Ohio town became a beloved literary icon. Author and illustrator of the Newbery Award–winning Strawberry Girl and numerous other tales of children from America’s diverse regions and cultures, Lenski spent five decades creating stories for young readers. Lois Lenski: Storycatcher follows her development as a writer and as an artist, and it traces the evolution of her passionate belief in the power of empathy conveyed in children’s books. Understanding that youngsters responded instinctively to narratives rich in reality, Lenski turned her extensive study of hardworking families into books that accurately and movingly depicted the lives of the children of sharecroppers, coal miners, and migrant field workers. From Bayou Suzette to Blue Ridge Billy, Corn-Farm Boy to Houseboat Girl, and Boom Town Boy to Texas Tomboy, Lenski’s books mirrored the cultural energy and concerns of the time. This first full-length biography tells how Lenski traveled throughout the country, gathering the stories that brought to life in words and pictures whole worlds that had for so long been invisible in children’s literature. In the process, her work became a source of delight, inspiration, and insight for generations of readers.


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Making Americans

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Publisher : University of Iowa Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781609381929
Pages : 290 pages
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Download Making Americans PDF Full Free by Gary D. Schmidt and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2013-12 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Making Americans is a study of a time when the authors and illustrators of children's books consciously set their eyes on national and international sights, with the hope of bringing the next generation into a full sense of citizenship. Schmidt examines the literature for young people published during a momentous period in our nation's past, and documents in detail its role as an instrument of nation-building and social reform. A thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of children's books as cultural transmitters and transformers.


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Multiracial Identity in Children's Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317507840
Pages : 154 pages
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Download Multiracial Identity in Children's Literature PDF Full Free by Amina Chaudhri and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-02-10 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Racially mixed children make up the fastest growing youth demographic in the U.S., and teachers of diverse populations need to be mindful in selecting literature that their students can identify with. This volume explores how books for elementary school students depict and reflect multiracial experiences through text and images. Chaudhri examines contemporary children’s literature to demonstrate the role these books play in perpetuating and resisting stereotypes and the ways in which they might influence their readers. Through critical analysis of contemporary children’s fiction, Chaudhri highlights the connections between context, literature, and personal experience to deepen our understanding of how children’s books treat multiracial identity.


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Eleanor Cameron

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496814494
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Eleanor Cameron PDF Full Free by Paul V. Allen and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-02-20 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eleanor Cameron (1912-1996) was an innovative and genre-defying author of children's fiction and children's literature criticism. From her beginnings as a librarian, Cameron went on to become a prominent and respected voice in children's literature, writing one of the most beloved children's science fiction novels of all time, The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, and later winning the National Book Award for her time fantasy The Court of the Stone Children. In addition, Eleanor Cameron played an often vocal role in critical debates about children's literature. She was one of the first authors to take up literary criticism of children's novels and published two influential books of criticism, including The Green and Burning Tree. One of Cameron's most notable acts of criticism came in 1973, when she wrote a scathing critique of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl responded in kind, and the result was a fiery imbroglio within the pages of the Horn Book Magazine. Yet despite her many accomplishments, most of Cameron's books went out of print by the end of her life, and her star faded. This biography aims to reinsert Cameron into the conversation by taking an in-depth look at her tumultuous early life in Ohio and California, her unforgettably forceful personality and criticism, and her graceful, heartfelt novels. The biography includes detailed analysis of the creative process behind each of her published works and how Cameron's feminism, environmentalism, and strong sense of ethics are reflected in and represented by her writings. Drawn from over twenty interviews, thousands of letters, and several unpublished manuscripts in her personal papers, Eleanor Cameron is a tour of the most exciting and creative periods of American children's literature through the experience of one of its valiant purveyors and champions.


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Hanukkah in America

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780814707395
Pages : 343 pages
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Download Hanukkah in America PDF Full Free by Dianne Ashton and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2013-10-14 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a comprehensive history of the Jewish holiday, from its roots in ancient history through its rise to prominence in the United States.


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Curious about George

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ISBN 10 : 9781496837370
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Curious about George PDF Full Free by Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-11-15 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1940, Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey built two bikes, packed what they could, and fled wartime Paris. Among the possessions they escaped with was a manuscript that would later become one of the most celebrated books in children’s literature—Curious George. Since his debut in 1941, the mischievous icon has only grown in popularity. After being captured in Africa by the Man in the Yellow Hat and taken to live in the big city’s zoo, Curious George became a symbol of curiosity, adventure, and exploration. In Curious about George: Curious George, Cultural Icons, Colonialism, and US Exceptionalism, author Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre argues that the beloved character also performs within a narrative of racism, colonialism, and heroism. Using theories of colonial and rhetorical studies to explain why cultural icons like Curious George are able to avoid criticism, Schwartz-DuPre investigates the ways these characters operate as capacious figures, embodying and circulating the narratives that construct them, and effectively argues that discourses about George provide a rich training ground for children to learn US citizenship and become innocent supporters of colonial American exceptionalism. By drawing on postcolonial theory, children’s criticisms, science and technology studies, and nostalgia, Schwartz-DuPre’s critical reading explains the dismissal of the monkey’s 1941 abduction from Africa and enslavement in the US, described in the first book, by illuminating two powerful roles he currently holds: essential STEM ambassador at a time when science and technology is central to global competitiveness and as a World War II refugee who offers a “deficient” version of the Holocaust while performing model US immigrant. Curious George’s twin heroic roles highlight racist science and an Americanized Holocaust narrative. By situating George as a representation of enslaved Africans and Holocaust refugees, Curious about George illuminates the danger of contemporary zero-sum identity politics, the colonization of marginalized identities, and racist knowledge production. Importantly, it demonstrates the ways in which popular culture can be harnessed both to promote colonial benevolence and to present possibilities for resistance.


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In the Words of the Winners

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 10 : 9780838935866
Pages : 219 pages
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Download In the Words of the Winners PDF Full Free by Association for Library Service to Children and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2011 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exclusive collection of 20 acceptance speeches by winners of the most respected prizes in children's literature.


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Innocent Experiments

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ISBN 10 : 9781469629483
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Innocent Experiments PDF Full Free by Rebecca Onion and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the 1950s to the digital age, Americans have pushed their children to live science-minded lives, cementing scientific discovery and youthful curiosity as inseparable ideals. In this multifaceted work, historian Rebecca Onion examines the rise of informal children's science education in the twentieth century, from the proliferation of home chemistry sets after World War I to the century-long boom in child-centered science museums. Onion looks at how the United States has increasingly focused its energies over the last century into producing young scientists outside of the classroom. She shows that although Americans profess to believe that success in the sciences is synonymous with good citizenship, this idea is deeply complicated in an era when scientific data is hotly contested and many Americans have a conflicted view of science itself. These contradictions, Onion explains, can be understood by examining the histories of popular science and the development of ideas about American childhood. She shows how the idealized concept of "science" has moved through the public consciousness and how the drive to make child scientists has deeply influenced American culture.


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Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781136913570
Pages : 568 pages
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Download Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature PDF Full Free by Shelby Wolf and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-04-27 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.