Children's literature: an issues approach
Children's Literature: An Issues Approach, Third Edition is an invaluable text and resource guide to the critical study and selection of books for children from kindergarten through junior high school. Written for teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in introducing young people to the joy and benefits of reading, it examines children's literature and its treatment of important, sometimes controversial issues. Focusing on the personal and societal concerns of today's youth including sexuality, divorce, heritage, abuse, and death it offers practical suggestions for using books to help children successfully confront these matters.
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