Children's and Youth Literature

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Youth Literature

Literature written for adolescents, adolescents meeting/reading/experiencing literature.

Dazu (unter anderem): Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht/Englisch. Friedrichverlag. 81/2006

Children's Literature

  • Harry Potter
  • ...

Picture Books

Seminar Idea: One course might deal with the social problems and taboos concerning childhood that are often missed in children’s literature, especially in the picture book, which is often associated with the illustration of an "innocent childhood”. Yet, picture books also deal with complex and controversial side issues such as child’s poverty, emotional negligence, drug and sexual abuse. As they combine visual and textual narration, the course might take a closer look at these two forms and their hybridity, and the way this hybridity is used to illustrate the side issues adequateley (since these books are read by children).

READING (English and German/not yet completed):

  • Boljahn, Ulrike (Illustration), Sylvia Deinert und Tine Krieg. Das Familienalbum. Oldenburg: Lappan Verlag, 1993.
  • Browne, Anthony. Voices in the Park. New York: DK Publishing, 1998.
  • Browne, Anthony; McAfee, Annalena. The Visitors Who Came to Stay. Walker Books Ltd; New Ed edition, 2000.
  • Cave, Kathryn; Riddell, Chris. Something Else (Dt: "Irgendwie anders"). London: Penguin Books Ltd, 1994.
  • Foreman, Michael; Gray, Nigel. I'll Take You to Mrs Cole. Andersen Press, 1999.
  • Greder, Armin. Die Insel. Zurüch: Sauerländer Verlag, 2002.
  • Morrison, Tony. The Big Box. New York/USA: Hyperion Books for Children, 1999.
  • Morrison, Tony: The Book of Mean People. New York/USA: Hyperion Books for Children, 2002.
  • Hughes, David. Macker. 1993.
  • Pressler, Mirjam; Krömer, Astrid. Nora ist mal so, mal so. Frankfurt am Main: Alibaba Verlag, 1996.
  • Ruegenberg, Lukas; Chotjewitz, Petr. Straßenkinder. Köln: Middelhauve, 1995.
  • Taylor, Clarke; Dicks, Jan Thompson. The House That Crack Built. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. Based on the family nursery rhyme “The House That Jack Built”, this picture book deals with drug abuse and drug use of cocain in a 'hip-hop rhyme narrative'.