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    research and my own reflection on the book. Nevertheless I find it important to bring up various terms and critics according to the topic of political correctness. First of all, I would like to explain what does political correctness (PC) generally means and its importance in the context of education and children’s literature. “The central uses of the term relate to particular issues of race, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual preference, culture and worldviews, and encompass both the language in which issues are discussed and the viewpoints that are expressed.”[1] Examples can be African-American instead of Black or Negro; Native-American in place of Indian. Also gender-neutral terms like police officer instead of policeman, or flight-attendant in place of…

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    Misinterpretation Of Children’s Literature Originally our culture was raised to believe fairytale’s had a based audience of children, but are we really teaching our children the right things by reading them these stories? Although a fairytale is a children 's story about magical and imaginary beings and lands, fairytales in some ways might be exposing younger children to more violent, sexual, harmful situations that they are not fully ready to understand. The debate is if the actions in which…

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    “How important is children’s literature in the social-emotional development of children?” when asked if childhood literature is important in the social emotional development of a young child, the first thing you should understand is what children’s literature and socio emotional development is. The social emotional development of a child is the child's ‘experience, expression, and management of emotions’ and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. Children’s…

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    Gothic literature is meant to combine plot points of horror, death, and romance in a thrilling story, or tale. The history of children 's gothic literature goes just as far back as storytelling goes, and is marked by both classic gothic and gothic children 's literature characteristics. Classic gothic literature involves : romance, good versus evil, heroes and damsels; whereas today children’s gothic involves high tech computers, texting, the blurring line of good and evil, school grounds. But…

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    The Queerness in Children’s Literature The children 's literature were made and published for all children to encourage the love of reading. Parents are engaged in reading children books and literatures to their children to show their feelings about how much they adore their children. According to children 's literature, they are mostly symbolized as “youth”, “innocence” and “purity”. However, throughout this event, there is a diversity that was hidden behind the children’s literature. The…

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    The Newbery Award is a very Important award dedicated to kid’s literature. It is given out annually by the American Library Association (source 1). The Newbery Award is the first children’s literature award in the world (source 1). It was first given out in 1921 by Frederic Melcher (source 3). He encouraged reading among children greatly (source 3). Frederic Melcher is a former bookseller and editor or Publishers Weekly(source 3). He believed the award should be named after John Newbery, the…

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    are edified due to fairy tales. Without fairy tales, children are robbed of what they could gain from literature. By Bettelheim’s standards within “The Struggle for Meaning,” children are entitled to a deeper meaning of literature. Fairy tales captivate children’s creative thought process to unconsciously guide them morally. This is done by letting children not choose between good and evil, but by who they wish to unconsciously become in a given fairy tale. Sheltering children from life’s grave…

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    In what ways were you invited to read children 's literature when you were in elementary school? Young adult literature when you were in middle and high school? What kinds of texts were used within these contexts? My literacy history in elementary school is somewhat vague. Most of the classrooms had one reading center that included a stereo system and bulky headphones. The teacher would place us in groups of four in which we were required to listen to an audio recording of a story and follow…

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    Children literature includes books, magazines, stories and poems that children enjoy. It can be traced to stories and songs which were part of the oral tradition that adults shared with their children before the advent of publication. The development of children literature is difficult to trace. However, from the 15th century AD, a large volume of literature, often with a religious or moral message, has been targeted specifically at children. Many of the children books acknowledged today as…

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    The major aspects I have taken away from this assignment is how books can be both mirrors and windows. I also learned that many of the books I enjoyed during my childhood unknowingly reflected parts of my identity. I also learned the importance of children’s exposure to books that reflect their identities. When a child reads a book that mirrors their personalities and attributes they get more excited about reading and enjoy literature as a whole. As a future educator, I will make sure that my…

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