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Using Nonfiction for Civic Engagement in Classrooms: Critical Approaches (Paperback)
This book acknowledges the existence of high quality nonfiction children's literature that may serve as a basis for conversation about civic engagements and our roles as global citizens. It touches on our social history, and offers ideas for how educators might be able to engage readers in healthy and useful dialogues on what it means to be human and how nonfiction texts attempt to reconstruct this reality in this quest to recognize our collective humanity.
About the Author
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw is professor of children's literature and literacy at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. She teaches courses on children's and adolescent literature. Ruth McKoy Lowery is professor of literacy and associate chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She teaches courses on children's literature and literacy education. Paul H. Ricks is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at The Pennsylvania State University, where he currently teaches children's literature courses.