Children's Literature from around the World

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SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX
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When we read or watch the news, especially from around the world, it's very easy to forget that children experience the same upheavals as the adults, yet their voices and feelings are frequently ignored or glossed over. This panel proposes to focus on children's literature written for children from different corners of the world that attempt to give them a voice and focuses on their unique experiences as they grow up and try to make sense of their life, their society, and their world.

This proposed special session for SCMLA's 2014 Annual conference invites papers exploring children's or adolescent literature written in English from any country from around the globe.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and brief CV by Monday, February 24, 2014 to Ymitri Mathison at

Panel participants must be SCMLA members by April 30, 2014.