A literature of questions nonfiction for the critical child /

In A Literature of Questions, Joe Sutliff Sanders offers an innovative approach to children's nonfiction that goes beyond an assessment of a work's veracity to develop a book's equivocation as a basis for interpretation. Addressing how such writing is either vulnerable or resistant to...

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Main Author: Sanders, Joe Sutliff,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 2018.
Physical Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the literary study of children's nonfiction
  • Beyond authority : questioning the literature of facts
  • Voice and the seamless narrative of knowledge
  • Nonfiction's unfinished characters : the people who are wrong, flawed, and incomplete
  • Inquiry at and in the margins : how peritexts encourage critical reading
  • Seeing photographs : breaking the authority of nonfiction's favorite medium
  • The pursuit of reliability in Almost astronauts
  • The empathy of critical engagement : emotion and sentimentality in children's nonfiction
  • Conclusion : critical engagement's moral imperative.