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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 : NYU Press, 2013.
Series: North American religions
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""Illuminates the importance of fear and suffering in shaping African American and Jewish children's literature. ... Gives a cogent understanding of how each community's difficult historical narratives coupled with their religious and social lives have helped to prepare children to engage an American civic life that has been hostile at times to their ethnic groups.""--Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012043769
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jodi Eichler-Levine
ISBN: 0814724000 9780814724002 9780814724019 0814724019
OCLC Number: 838793635
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Wild Things and Chosen Children; A Word about Language; 1 Remembering the Way into Membership; PART I: CROSSING AND DWELLING: AFTERLIVES OF MOSES AND MIRIAM; 2 The Unbearable Lightness of Exodus; 3 Dwelling in Chosen Nostalgia; PART II: BINDING AND UNBINDING: HAUNTINGS OF ISAAC AND JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER; 4 Bound to Violence: Lynching, the Holocaust, and the Limits of Representation; 5 Unbound in Fantasy: Reading Monstrosity and the Supernatural; Conclusion: The Abrahamic Bargain; Appendix: Children's Books; Notes.
Series Title: North American religions
Responsibility: Jodi Eichler-Levine.

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