Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Construction of Gender in Children's Literature

Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Construction of Gender in Children's Literature

by Susan Lehr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325002843

ISBN-13: 9780325002842

Pub. Date: 01/09/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

Children select role models from their friends, movies, television, and books. As teachers, librarians, and parents, we can provide alternative roles that present well-rounded male and female characters who have choices and options. How we can do this through the many genres in children's literature is the subject of this fine collection of essays.

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Overview

Children select role models from their friends, movies, television, and books. As teachers, librarians, and parents, we can provide alternative roles that present well-rounded male and female characters who have choices and options. How we can do this through the many genres in children's literature is the subject of this fine collection of essays.

Beauty, Brains, and Brawn offers diverse perspectives on what it means to be a male or female child in children's literature, presenting stimulating views from the field's best-known authors, illustrators, and educators. The award-winning authors and illustrators talk about their motivation for creating the boys and girls in their books and they examine the child as audience. Essays from educators explore larger issues related to current research on gender and the classroom, multiethnic experiences and gender, and gender portrayals in contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and picture books.

Topics include parental roles in books for children, the kinds of books available for very young children and the gender issues housed within them, diversity and gender, the politics of gender and gender stereotypes in children's literature, finding authentic female and male voices in historical fiction, and the clash of conservative and liberal values in children's literature. Popular images in the media are also considered.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325002842
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/09/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
7 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

The Hidden Curriculum, S. Lehr Author Profile: Virginia Hamilton Author Profile: Katherine Paterson

The Unquenchable Source, T. A. Barron Author Profile: Gary Paulsen

Deconstructing Harry, D. Thompson

Popular Series Books and the Middle-Class Children Inhabiting Them, J. Armstrong

Picture Books for Preschool Children, B. Chatton Author Profile: Mem Fox Illustrator Profile: Jerry Pinkney Author Profile: Andrea Pinkney

Are Authors Rewriting Folklore in Today's Image?, M. Chang Illustrator Profile: Paul O. Zelinsky

Truth as Patchwork, J. Hickman Author Profile: Karen Cushman Author Profile in Two Voices: Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

Separating the Men from the Boys, D. Woolsey

Representations of Native American Women and Girls in Children's Historical Fiction, D. Reese

Why Gender Stereotypes Still Persist in Contemporary Children's Literature, B. Louie Author Profile: Alice Mead Author Profile: Pat Mora

Parent Characters in Children's Novels, S. Vardell

Parallels, Polarities, and Intersections, A. Trousdale

Why Do Educators Need a Political Agenda on Gender?, K. Short

The Anomalous Female and the Ubiquitous Male, S. Lehr

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