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Once upon a cause: producing picture books for local children

PWR 2EE - Winter 2014 - Instructor: Ellis, E.
Last Updated: 13-Dec-2013

A guide to resources for PWR 2EE: Once Upon a Cause: Producing Picture Books for Local Children. Course topics include: visual rhetoric and the rhetoric of fiction; purpose and audience of picture books, the ways they represent (or don't represent) people of color, the significance of gender, and the future of the genre.

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New York : Routledge, 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » PS121 .H22 2011
"Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children's literature."
3rd ed. Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » Z1037 .A1 N63 2003
Provides an overview of children’s literature. The book offers relevant sections on book picture books as well as current issues within children’s books including race and sexual orientation.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » Z1037 .E19 2007
A multicultural resource guide arranged thematically including but not limited to Identity and Self-Image, Family and Friends, Traditions, Exploring the Past in Diverse Communities, bullies and bullying. The focus is on books with multicultural themes or diverse experiences.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1988.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » Z1033 .P52 N63 1988
Examines the ways pictures communicate information. It examines baby books, alphabet books and then moves on to well-known children’s authors such as Maurice Sendak.
Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LC1099 .E38 2012 V.1
"The major aim of this encyclopedia is to describe the most important concepts, theories, research, policies, case studies, and programs at the pre-school through the postsecondary levels and their implications for educational reform. Diversity is defined broadly in this encyclopedia and includes race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation (LGBT), religion, language, and exceptionality, which encompasses giftedness and disability." p. xlviii


[New York, etc., APS Publications, etc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Z1037 .A1 C5 V.39 2008
Boston, The Horn Book Inc.
Special Collections » Gunst Collection (non-circulating) » Z1037 .A1 A15 MAR./APR. 2005


"an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, film strips, and other children-focused media."

[Washington, DC : National Library of Education?, 199?-

Bibliographic database of educational resources including articles, reports, and curriculum.

The most important index to journals, books and dissertations in literature and language. Produced by the Modern Language Association.