TITLE

RECONSIDERING REGIONALISM: LOOKING AT GENRE, CHARACTER, THEMES, AND SETTINGS IN KENTUCKY CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

AUTHOR(S)
Houston, Cynthia R.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Kentucky Libraries;Winter2006, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes themes and patterns in children's literature written in the U.S. Children's books are viewed as important means of cultural communication because these have an impact on a child's socialization and motivation to read. Several studies have looked at how children's fiction reflects the culture, values and stereotypes of the society it portrays. Research indicates that one factor motivating children to read is how well they are able to identify with the characters in books they read. Children tend to identify with the main character of the story if they are similar to themselves.
ACCESSION #
20280859

 

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