1.2505 National and Universal Aspects of Children's Literature.
This paper will examine the works of certain writers for children from around the world, and will trace not only the culturally unique elements in their work, but also the common universal threads which exist in them. 12.5 pgs. 23 f/c. 6b.
2.2857 A Discussion Of Representations Of The West African/West Indian Trickster "Ananse" In Children's Literature.
This paper will examine the representation of the archetypal West African/ West Indian Trickster figure, Ananse, from children's stories in a number of cultures. Beginning with an examination of some common aspects of the Trickster figure from mythologies around the world, the essay will examine the presentation and role of the Trickster Ananse in children's tales from several cultures. It will be argued that, although Trickster characters such as Ananse perform sophisticated functions as cultural "actors", they are also excellent teaching aids as they introduce children to many of the complexities of the human condition that are common to us all - regardless of race, religion, class or gender. 8.5 pgs. 24 f/c. 7b.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 2857 African Children Literature.doc
3.4236 Hansel and Gretel: A Character Analysis.
This three-page undergraduate academic paper analyzes the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale, "Hansel and Gretel," and compares and contrasts the characters of Hansel and Gretel. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 4236 Hansel and Gretel.doc
4.8058 The Children's Literature of Paul Yee and Laurence Yep.
Providing Paul Superior Views of Chinese Culture in North America.Yee and Laurence Yep are discussed as children's authors tackling Chinese culture and experience in North America. The need to see Chinese heterogeneity, for Canadian Chinese to obtain understanding of their families' origin, while better introducing Chinese culture and ethnicity to non-Asian readers. 18pp. 21 pgs. Bibliography lists 22 sources.
Bibliography: 22 source(s) listed
Filename: 8058 Children's literature.doc
5.8140 Paul Yee and Laurence Yep - The Chinese in Children's Literature.
17pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Bibliography: 10 source(s) listed
Filename: 8140 Paul Yee Laurence.doc
6.2887 An Evaluation of the Work of Chris van Allsburg as a Contribution to Multicultural Children's Literature.
This paper will attempt to demonstrate that van Allsburg has been cited for his contribution to multicultural literature as he subtly, but nonetheless powerfully, portrays the irrational hatred and cruel condescension that "difference" and diversity so often stimulate in people. It will be suggested that, as children are unusually sensitive to power dynamics, and in particular to issues of injustice, van Allsburg's depiction of these responses to diversity possess a resonance that would perhaps be lost upon many adults. 11.5 pgs. 4 f/c. 6b.
7.2900 A Question of Criteria: The Multicultural Literature of Anne Cameron.
An evaluation of children's literature is made more difficult by the misconception that there exists a difference between good multicultural literature for children, and good literature for children or, in other words, between those books that promote interracial respect and lack racial bias, and those children's books which possess superior literary qualities. However, this paper will argue that this view of children's literature is a myth. It will be seen, through an examination of the literature of Anne Cameron, that quality multicultural books for children are also, almost always, works of exceptional literary quality as well. 14.5 pgs. 21 f/c. 7b.