Kid Lit

An award-winning teacher lays out the basic rules of literary criticism in this accessible guide.

Beginning with the elements of the universal coming-of-age narrative,
“Kid Lit” shows young readers and general readers alike how to recognize story structure, class, gender, symbolism, trauma and Orientalism in children’s narratives.

Of value to all teachers, students, librarians, readers, literature lovers, and moviegoers.

Tom Durwood is the best English instructor I have seen in my thirty-two years of teaching.

Professor Patrick Murray
Valley Forge Military College

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