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A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child

Joe Sutliff Sanders


The first book to theorize children’s nonfiction from a literary perspective, A Literature of Questions explains how the genre speaks in unique ways to its young readers, inviting them to the project of understanding. It lays out a series of techniques for analysis, then applies and nuances through extensive close readings and case studies of books from the past half century.

Keywords: Children’s literaturenonfictionRussell FreedmanTonya BoldenTanya Lee StonePeritextsPhotographyCritical Literacy, Adolescent Young adult literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781517903008
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517903008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joe Sutliff Sanders, author
University of Cambridge