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Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Construction of Gender in Children’s Literature
by Susan Lehr


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

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 Bra

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.

Title : Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Construction of Gender in Children’s Literature
Author :  Susan Lehr
Language : English
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Pages : 224 pages

Rating: 4.6

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