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Representing the Holocaust in children's literature

Representing the Holocaust in children's literature

Author: Lydia Kokkola
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Children's literature and culture, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Deals with the issue of how children should be taught about the Holocaust via literature. Among the problems discussed are the difficulties of writing about atrocity, and ways of combining "faction" and fiction so that children understand that fiction may convey truths about time, place, and types of events. Discusses the need to "pleasure" readers so that they will continue to read despite the extremely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: novels
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Juvenile works
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Juvenile fiction
Biography Juvenile literature
Personal narratives Juvenile literature
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Récits personnels Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Kokkola
ISBN: 0415937191 9780415937191
OCLC Number: 50285222
Description: ix, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Non-representation : the voice of silence --
ch. 2. Writing history : creating fictions --
ch. 3. Crossing borders : autobiographical fiction? --
ch. 4. Attraction-repulsion : the appeal of Holocaust literature --
Conclusion : understanding the Holocaust? Literature in education.
Series Title: Children's literature and culture, 26.
Responsibility: Lydia Kokkola.


This work examines how the Holocaust is represented in fiction for children and young adults.  Read more...


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"Kokkola is committed to ethical criticism. She asks repeatedly how literature affects children's thinking and beliefs about the Holocaust and fascism. This is a welcome approach, which is at its Read more...

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