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Suffer the little children : uses of the past in Jewish and African American children's literature

Author: Jodi Eichler-Levine
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
Series: North American religions.
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"This compelling work examines classic and contemporary Jewish and African American children's literature. Through close readings of selected titles published since 1945, Jodi Eichler-Levine analyzes what is at stake in portraying religious history for young people, particularly when the histories in question are traumatic ones. In the wake of the Holocaust and lynchings, of the Middle Passage and flight from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jodi Eichler-Levine
ISBN: 9780814722992 0814722997 0814724000 9780814724002 0814724019 9780814724019
OCLC Number: 805041820
Description: xxvi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Wild things and chosen children --
A word about language --
Remembering the way into membership --
The unbearable lightness of Exodus --
Dwelling in chosen nostalgia --
Bound to violence: lynching, the Holocaust, and the limits of representation --
Unbound in fantasy: reading monstrosity and the supernatural --
Conclusion: The Abrahamic bargain --
Appendix: Children's books.
Series Title: North American religions.
Responsibility: Jodi Eichler-Levine.

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