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Tarbox, Gwen Athene: Children’s and Young Adult Comics. (Bloomsbury Comics Studies.) New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. (186 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781350009202
BibTeX citation key: Tarbox2020
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Keywords: Children’s and young adults’ comics
Creators: Tarbox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (New York)
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Abstract
A complete critical guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Children’s and Young Adult Comics helps readers explore how comics have engaged with one of their most crucial audiences.
In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as:
  • The history of comics for children and young adults, from early cartoon strips to the rise of comics as mainstream children’s literature
  • Cultural contexts – from the Comics Code Authority to graphic novel adaptations of popular children’s texts such as Neil Gaiman’s Coraline
  • Key texts – from familiar favourites like Peanuts and Archie Comics to YA graphic novels such as Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese and hybrid works including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
  • Important theoretical and critical approaches to studying children’s and young adult comics

Children’s and Young Adult Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms and a lengthy resources section to help students and readers develop their understanding of these genres and pursue independent study.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface (ix)
List of Figures (xi)
Acknowledgments (xii)

1. Introduction: “Comics Are the Language of the Future” (1)
The Educative Potential of Comics (1)
The Relationship between Children’s Literature and Children’s Comics (3)
Features of This Book (6)

2 Historical Overview (17)
The Parallel Development of Children’s Literature and Children’s Comics (17)
The Anti-Comics Crusade (29)
The Influencers: Archie Comics and Peanuts (31)
The Second Golden Age of Children’s Literature (37)
From Manga to Mainstream (42)

3 Social and Cultural Impact (51)
Diversity and Intersectionality (51)
Contending with Stereotypes (56)
Fan Culture and Author/Reader Interactions (67)
Censorship and Age Designations (70)

4 Critical Uses (73)
Thematic Concerns of Children’s Literature (73)
Formal Concerns Particular to the Comics Medium (77)
Case Study: Closure and Layout (83)
Case study: Braiding (86)
Case study: Wordless comics and Image/Text Relationships (91)
Case study: Focalization and Point of View (95)
Case study: Line Style and Color (100)
Case study: Manga (108)
Bringing It All Together (112)

5. Key Texts (113)
Adaptation (114)
Historical Nonfiction and Historical Fiction (121)
Informational Texts (129)
Memoir (131)
Fairy Tales (139)
Fantasy (143)
Mystery (148)
A Final Word (152)

Glossary (155)
Resources (163)
Index (167)


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