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Abilock, Debbie. "Educating Students For Cross-Cultural Profi Ciency." Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA) 35.2 (2006): n. pag. Web. 21 Oct. 2017.


Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yeh Mah is an article written by Debbie Abilock. Abilock uses Adeline’s book to explain cultural and language difference between what we know and the Chinese language. Using quotes from the book, she proposes that Chinese is a language that uses symbols unlike what we know. The article compares the Chinese culture and how this book promotes cultural competence among young people. Other than that, to make the point clear she uses other similar books.


"Analysis Of Sees Behind Trees By Michael Dorris And Bronx Masquerade By Nikki Grimes  – Free Essays Online – Rosslandschools." N.p., 2017. Web. 21 Oct. 2017.


The article is an analysis of Sees Behind the Trees by Michael Doris where the writer looks at how the author transforms the characters from young children to adults through the line of storytelling. In this article, the writer compares two books presenting how each one succeeds in storytelling and how they fail in certain aspects. It is of critical importance as authors may be able to know how to utilize the art of storytelling better in the future.


"Author Guidelines | JHU Press." N.p., 2017. Web. 20 Oct. 2017.


The Lion and the Unicorn journal was founded in 1977 and focus on publishing content related to literature for children. The material covers the publishing industry, comparative study of various books and genres, illustration and the popular culture. Manuscripts submitted to the editorial team should be formatted according to the MLA formatting guidelines. The content should be double-spaced and should be a maximum of 25 pages. The content is not to have been submitted to any other publishing house ("Author Guidelines | JHU Press").


Crowe, Chris. "Dealing With Stereotypes In Young Adult Books." Children's Book and Media Review 15.1 (1994): n. pag. Print.


Dealing with Stereotypes in Young Adult Books is an article written by Chris Crowe that talks about how most young adults and children’s books are stereotypical. In the article, he speaks of the negatives of writing these books in this forms and proposes books that are not stereotypical on gender and ethnical basis. He recommends that authors should consider showing the characters with traits that are real and not presenting only the negative side of a male character and the positive side on a female one for example. He points out that presenting them in a fair way will promote gender equality for the young readers which will reflect in the real world.


Giovanelli, Marcello. "Construing The Child Reader: A Cognitive Stylistic Analysis Of The Opening To Neil Gaiman’S The Graveyard Book." Children's Literature in Education (2016): n. pag. Web. 20 Oct. 2017.


The article is based on Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. It was published in the journal of Children’s Literature in Education. In this article, Giovanelli does not agree or disagree with the author but instead analyzes the introduction part of the narrative. The author is specifying on various aspects of how the author can use multiple elements like home to create a certain perception of the story to the reader. However, he fails to support his argument with direct quotes from the story which in most cases for literature it is advisable to do so to make the paper easy to understand.


Hanson, Leah. "Young Adult Literature In The English Classroom: "The Lit That Fits "." Children's Book and Media Review 17.1 (1996): n. pag. Web. 21 Oct. 2017.


Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom: "The Lit that Fits" is an article written by Leah Hanson. The article talks about what interests young people in reading books. She distinguishes classical books from the popular ones that interest young people. She proposes ten traits that make the popular books stand out and make them interesting. Some of these include title, humor, content that they can relate to and much more.


Heil, Lillian H. "Eric Beddows, The Nutt With A Passion For Details." Children's Book and Media Review 15.1 (1994): n. pag. Web. 21 Oct. 2017.

Lillian H. Heil wrote an article about the works of Ken Nutt. In the article, she discusses the art where she explains that it is based on Ken’s childhood. Nutt was an only child. Therefore, he did not have siblings to play with hence created his imaginary friends. The art he presents is based on these friends and therefore suitable for any child.


"Information For English Journal Authors." N.p., 2017. Web. 20 Oct. 2017.


The English Journal has been in existence since 1912 and publishes articles and columns in the English language for the middle, junior and high schools. Authors are required to submit their manuscript to the editorial team in the latest MLA formatting and also any Microsoft word version later than 2000. Any document to be presented should be between ten and fifteen double-spaced pages. The content should also be accompanied by an author’s biography of about 50 words. A statement of guarantee should also be submitted acknowledging that the content has not been submitted elsewhere ("Information for English Journal Authors").


Manikowski, Hannah. Justice In Monster. 2017. Web. 21 Oct. 2017.


Hannah Manikowski uses Monster by Walter Meyer to discuss the theme of Justice. She compares the experience Steve goes through to any youth in the America today. The difficulties any black young black man in America would face. In the paper, Mnikowski discusses the theme of justice citing some experiences Steve faces and at the same time giving evidence through direct quotes.


Mara, Robin. "Briar Rose: Jane Yolen's Magic Touch Revealed." The ALAN Review 35.1 (2007): n. pag. Web. 21 Oct. 2017.


Robin Mara begins the article analyzing how the author of Brian Rose artistically brings magic to a young adult’s life even though there is a notion that the fairy tales are for young children. She compares the book with Touch Magic and several others and in a way praises the author for being able to combine a fairy tale with the horrors of the Holocaust. The writer was able to summarize the whole book and gave quotes to back up the argument.


McGee, Chris. "Why Won’T Melinda Just Talk About What Happened? <I>Speak</I> And The Confessional Voice." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 34.2 (2009): 172-187. Web. 20 Oct. 2017.


The article is on Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Chris McGee wrote the article in the Journal of Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Volume 34, issue 2 in 2009. In this article, McGee asks the question of why the main character in the narrative who is Melinda does not talk about what happens to her at the night of the party. McGee argues that the teenagers in the story and especially Melinda have been denied the power to help themselves and instead given to adults who have done nothing to help the teenagers. McGee has been able to provide a summary of the whole narrative and at the same time giving quotes from the book to support the argument. However, the writer has not been able to offer any recommendations despite criticizing the work.


Sprecher, Anna. "And May The Visuals Be Ever In Your Favor: An Analysis Of Visual Metaphors In The Hunger Games." The People, Ideas, and Things Journal 4 (2013): n. pag. Web. 20 Oct. 2017.


The article that follows is a visual analysis of Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games by Anna Sprecher. Sprecher analyzes the use of various visual metaphors to appeal to the reader. She argues that in a way, the metaphors connect the reader with the content of the story and the real world to make a clear interpretation of the narrative. Sprecher first gives a summary of the book then goes to analyze it which makes it easy to understand. On the other hand, she only gives a few examples of instances where the visual metaphors are used.


"The ALAN Review." ALAN Online. N.p., 2017. Web. 20 Oct. 2017.


Founded in November 1973, The Assembly on Literature for Adolescent (ALAN) review journal was formed to promote communication between parties interested in adolescent literature. The journal publishes articles and reviews of literature for adolescents. The ALAN Review prefers to receive manuscript in a 3 ½ inch MS-DOS disk in the most recent version of Microsoft word which is to be accompanied by three hard copies of the same. The manuscript submitted might take the editorial panel up to eight weeks reviewing the content. The ALAN Review assumes that the author has not submitted the content to any other publishes and if not, he/she is supposed to inform them when presenting

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