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Human Rights in Children's LiteratureImagination and the Narrative of Law$

Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190213343

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213343.001.0001

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(p.245) Children’s Literature Bibliography

(p.245) Children’s Literature Bibliography

Human Rights in Children's Literature
Oxford University Press

Bibliography references:

We reviewed more than five hundred children’s books during the course of this project. Our methodology prioritized reading award-winning, best-selling books because they have been most widely read by children, as well as historically significant books like Charles Dickens’s novels and Charles Kingsley’s The Water-Babies. We recognize that emphasizing the most popular books can lead to omitting already marginalized voices. As such, on certain issues, we included diverse books to ensure broader representation. We believe that children should have opportunities to read books that reflect their own culture’s experiences and perspectives—and in their languages of origin—rather than conforming to the voices of Anglo-American authors who have long been privileged. Similarly, we believe that an examination of human rights in children’s literature should ultimately expand to include books from all countries, cultures, and languages. That goal is beyond the scope of a single book, so we concentrated on English language literature—including select prominent stories that have been translated and widely read in English, like The Little Prince—as a starting point to allow for more depth of analysis. Our study is not intended as a comprehensive review of human rights in children’s literature; rather, we see our project as initiating further conversation about the ways in which children’s literature contributes to children’s understanding of human rights. We hope scholars and other individuals who read and enjoy children’s literature—including children themselves—will reflect on and share their literary traditions as part of this conversation.

The list below includes the children’s literature discussed in our book. Many other stories that we analyzed—both rights-friendly ones and rights-restricting ones—were not included because they duplicated concepts expressed in books we already included.

Bibliography references:

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——— . Winnie-the-Pooh. New York: Puffin, 1992.

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——— . Curious George Rides a Bike. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1952.

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——— . Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. New York: Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, 2007.

——— . Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. New York: Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, 2005.

——— . Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. New York: Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, 2007.

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——— . The Lorax. New York: Random House, 1971.

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——— . The Wide Window. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

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——— . Shrek. New York: Square Fish, 1990.

——— . Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1969.

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