Critical content analysis of children's and young adult literature: Reframing perspective

Holly Johnson, Janelle Mathis, Kathleen G Short

Research output: Book/ReportBook

7 Scopus citations


In this book the authors describe their strategies for critically reading global and multicultural literature and the range of procedures they use for critical analyses. They also reflect on how these research strategies can inform classrooms and children as readers. Critical content analysis offers researchers a methodology for examining representations of power and position in global and multicultural children's and adolescent literature. This methodology highlights the critical as locating power in social practices by understanding, uncovering, and transforming conditions of inequity. Importantly, it also provides insights into specific global and multicultural books significant within classrooms as well as strategies that teachers can use to engage students in critical literacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages206
ISBN (Electronic)9781315651927
ISBN (Print)9781138120082
StatePublished - Jun 17 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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