Journal of Children's Literature

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, Spring

Apps in Literature-Based Classroom Instruction: Integrating Reading and Response through Traditional and Digital Media
FOR OVER TWO DECADES, the field of children's literature has been incorporating more digital technologies into publication of and access to texts. From early computer and CD -ROM adaptations of print picturebooks to the extensive visual and aural interactivity...
Connecting Science and Math Concepts with Children's and Young Adult Literature in a CCSS World
BUILDING ON THE THEMEof the 2014 National Council of Teachers of English convention, "Story as the Landscape of Knowing," the Children's Literature Assembly's (CLA) Saturday morning session explored how fiction and nonfiction children's and young adult's...
Diversity in Contemporary Picturebooks: A Content Analysis
PICTUREBOOKS ARE WRITTEN artifacts that convey cultural messages and values about society and help children learn about their world. Books children read and interact with, including those used in classrooms and educational settings, can influence children's...
Life's a Stage: Exploring the Praxes of Performance in Picturebooks
Life's a Stage: Exploring the Praxes of Performance in PicturebooksThis review column focuses on picturebooks that illustrate multiple considerations of performance as part of our personal and social well-being.OUR ONGOING EXPLORATION of the arts through...
Memo Board
In the Memo Board, you will find the latest on national children's book awards, conferences offered by national literacy and children's literature organizations, and news from the field of children's literature. The Children's Literature Assembly of...
President's Message
DEAR MEMBERS OF THE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE ASSEMBLY,Spring has sprung! As the incoming president of the Children's Literature Assembly (CLA), I wish to extend an enthusiastic welcome to the spring 2015 issue of the Journal of Children's Literature.It...
Reading Changes: Adolescents, Young Adult Literature, and Literacy Practices in Mexico
I BEGAN TO INVESTIGATE adolescent reading in Mexico in 1992 as part of my doctoral and postdoctoral studies (Arizpe, 1994a, 1994b, 2001), and although I no longer live in that country, I have always kept my eye on what is happening in that area, both...
Representation of Self within Soviet Ideology: Yelchin's Breaking Stalin's Nose and Sís's the Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
IDEOLOGY IS EMBEDDED in children's books; it is an unavoidable and widespread occurrence (Apol, 1998; Hollindale, 1988/1992). Neutrally described as a vital system of beliefs of any culture, ideology is often examined with regard to its incorporation...
The Historical Representation of Thanksgiving within Primary- and Intermediate-Level Children's Literature
STATE AND NATIONAL INITIATIVES have compelled significant change in English language arts and social studies/history curricula. English language arts teachers are required to balance fiction (or literature) and nonfiction (or informational texts), which...
The Synergy of Poetry and Content Areas: Reading Poetry across the Curriculum
THE CLA MASTER CLASS this past November at the NOTE annual convention was a celebration! We have traditionally shackled poetry to the language arts curriculum, but presenters and participants in this Master Class broke free! They read poems, asked questions,...
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