I’m pleased to announce my first scholarly writing in the field of children’s literature! Upon completing my Cultural Pluralism in Children’s and Adolescent Literature graduate-level course at Penn State last Summer, Dr. Yenika-Agbaw invited me to co-author a chapter with her in an upcoming publication. I wholeheartedly delved into narrative theory, critical multicultural theory, semiotics, ideology, instructional strategies and publishing practices as a means to analyze some of Rachel Isadora’s fairy tale picture books. I’m grateful to Dr. Yenika-Agbaw and the editors for the opportunity to contribute and write for an audience beyond my graduate studies. According to amazon.com, the release date will be October 15, 2013.
Yenika-Agbaw, Vivian and Laura A. Hudock. “Old Tales in New Clothing: Isadora Peddles Exotic Africa?” Fairy Tales with a Black Consciousness: Essays on Adaptations of Familiar Stories. Ed. Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Ruth McKoy Lowery and Laretta Henderson. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, n.d. N. pag. Print.