African- American Children's Literature Essay by Master Researcher

African- American Children's Literature
An analysis of images of Family in African-American children's literature with a focus on John Steptoe's "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" and Javaka Steptoe's "In Daddy Arms I Am Tall".
# 85544 | 1,125 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Literature (General) , African-American Studies (General)


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The purpose of this paper is to examine one specific ideological construct formed in the heart of children's literature produced from one specific cultural group. Specifically, it argues that African-American children's literature portrays a focus on familial relationships and bonds, evident even amongst two artists in children's literature, John and Javaka Steptoe.

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"Despite the juvenile nature of the audience for children's literature, the genre itself can be an incredibly rich mine of cultural imagery and ideologies. Children's literature cannot be dismissed as only for children - rather, it can teach us all by examining what we use to teach our children. The purpose of this study is to examine one specific ideological construct formed in the heart of children's literature produced from one specific cultural group. Specifically, I would argue that African American children's literature portrays a focus on familial relationships and bonds, evident even amongst two artists in children's literature, John and Javaka Steptoe. "

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