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The Spider’s Web: Children’s Books into Children’s Literature


by Anne Lundin — June 21, 2007

The evolution of the phrase "children’s books" to "children’s literature" reveals the increasing sacralization of the discourse on reading for children. Bestowing awards is a measure of canon formation and professional validation. If we professionals engaged in the literature of childhood could resist the language of "best" and instead contextualize and relativize titles in a dynamic relationship with each other, we could uphold standards of a different kind and effect a transformative re-writing and re-reading of children's literature.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 21, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14526, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 2:09:55 AM

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  • Anne Lundin
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Studies
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    ANNE LUNDIN is Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches children’s literature and studies the cultural formation of children’s literature and children’s librarianship. Her most recent books is Constructing the Canon of Children’s Literature: Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers
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