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Author Eichler-Levine, Jodi, author

Title Suffer the little children : uses of the past in Jewish and African American children's literature / Jodi Eichler-Levine
Published New York : New York University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series North American religions
North American religions.
Summary Classic and contemporary Jewish and African American children's literature is examined through close readings of selected titles published since 1945. Jodi Eichler-Levine analyses 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 Eastern Europe's pogroms, children's literature provides diverse and complicated responses to the challenge of representing difficult collective pasts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 4, 2016)
Subject African Americans in literature.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, American -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, Jewish -- History and criticism
History in literature.
Jews in literature.
Suffering in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814724000
9780814724002 (ebook)