A Truth to Tell, Novels About the Holocaust for Young Readers

A Truth to Tell, Novels About the Holocaust for Young Readers

by Eve Tal
     
 

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Exploring the historical treatment of the subject and literary devices authors use to effectively convey difficult truths, Eve Tal examines the ways in which the Holocaust is portrayed in selected English-Language and Hebrew fiction for young readers.

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Exploring the historical treatment of the subject and literary devices authors use to effectively convey difficult truths, Eve Tal examines the ways in which the Holocaust is portrayed in selected English-Language and Hebrew fiction for young readers.

Editorial Reviews

Naomi Sokoloff
This book provides an articulate, accessible and useful overview of the issues, plus interesting updates on recently published fiction. Tal’s focus on the heart of darkness – the ghettos and camps – draws attention to some of the most pressing challenges of children’s literature: how to represent suffering and death in texts for young readers.

Of particular interest is the comparison of English-language and Hebrew-language books. This is a topic that has bee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013483538
Publisher:
Look Again Press, LLC
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
230
File size:
657 KB

Meet the Author

Eve grew up in the United States, but now lives on Kibbutz in Israel. She obtained her undergraduate degree in English and Literature from Oberlin College, and her MFA from Hollins University. She is both a published author of children's books and an independent scholar presenting papers and publishing journal articles about children's literature. Her published books include two award winning novels for young readers, Cursing Columbus and Double Crossing. As an independent scholar, she explores the issues that touch her deeply and responds to them with passion. Foremost among these issues is the representation of the Holocaust in children’s literature, both English-language and Hebrew. She has also written and presented papers on the topics of folktales, fantasy, and the representation of disabilities in children's literature. More information at www.EveTal.com.

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