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Here it is! My LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children’s/YA Literature reading list for summer 2017!

Almost-Final Reading List (in alphabetical order)

  1. Alko, Selina. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
  2. Austrian, J.J.. Illustrated by Mike Curato. Worm Loves Worm
  3. Budhos, Marina. Watched
  4. Charleyboy, Lisa and Mary Beth Leatherdale (eds.) Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
  5. Cohn, Diana. Illustrated by Francisco Delgado. ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes We Can! Janitor Strike in LA
  6. Elliott, Zetta. A Wish After Midnight
  7. Favilli, Elena. Illustrated by Francesca Cavallo. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
  8. Friedman, Darlene. Illustrated by Roger Roth. Star of the Week
  9. Gansworth, Eric. If I Ever Get Out of Here
  10. Gonzalez, Maya Christina. Call Me Tree/Llámame Árbol
  11. Harris, Duchess and Sue Bradford Edwards. Hidden Human Computers
  12. Herrington, John. Mission to Space
  13. Jensen, Kelly (ed.) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
  14. Khan, Hena. Amina’s Voice
  15. Lambert, Meghan Dowd. Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell. Real Sisters Pretend
  16. Lester, Julius. Illustrated by Karen Barbour. Let’s Talk About Race
  17. Levine, Ellen. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
  18. Levy, Dana Alison. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
  19. National Geographic. 1001 Inventions & Awesome Facts From Muslim Civilization
  20. Nelson, Marilyn. Illustrated by Philippe Lardy. A Wreath for Emmett Till
  21. Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore
  22. Okorafor, Nnedi. Akata Witch
  23. Perez, Ashley Hope. Out of Darkness
  24. Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola. Eighth-Grade Superzero
  25. Rivera, Lilliam. The Education of Margot Sanchez
  26. Schatz, Kate. Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Rad American Women A-Z
  27. Schatz, Kate. Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Rad Women Worldwide
  28. Smith, Mychal Denzel. Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
  29. Starr, Arrigon. Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers #1
  30. Tamaki, Mariko. Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki. Skim
  31. Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give
  32. Tingle, Tim. Illustrated by Rorex Bridges. Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom.
  33. Ursu, Anne. Illustrated by Erin McGuire. The Real Boy
  34. Woodson, Jacqueline. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Each Kindness
  35. Yang, Gene Luen. Boxers and Saints
  36. Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese
  37. Yogi, Stan and Laura Atkins. Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
  38. Zoboi, Ibi. American Street

Course Textbook

  1. Naidoo, Campbell Jamie and Sarah Park Dahlen. Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors Through Reading

Readings and Assignments for the First Week of Class

Week 1 ~ June 5 Monday ~ Occupy Children’s Literature: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Readings

Youth Literature

  • Levine, Ellen. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
  • Yogi, Stan and Laura Atkins. Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Week 1 ~ June 7 Wednesday ~ Power & Liberation Through the Word

Readings

  • Nodelman, Perry.  (1992). The Other: Orientalism, Colonialism, and Children’s LiteratureChildren’s Literature Association Quarterly 1(17), 29-35.
  • McIntosh, Peggy. (1988). White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work on Women’s Studies.
  • Taxel, Joel. (2010). The Economics of Children’s Book Publishing in the 21st Century. Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Edited by Shelby Wolf, Karen Coats, Patricia A. Enciso, and Christine Jenkins. Routledge. PDF.

Youth Literature

  • Lester, Julius. Illustrated by Karen Barbour. Let’s Talk About Race
  • Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore
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