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Information Management Public Lecture Series

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Vivian.jpgConnecting Authors and Readers: Researching and Documenting
Atlantic Canada Books for Youth


Dr. Vivian Howard 
School of Information Management, Dalhousie University


Wednesday, March 6 at 1:30 pm
Rowe Management Building Room 5053


In their recent history of Canadian children's illustrated books, Gail
Edwards and Judith Saltman observe that "the children's literature of a
nation is a microcosm of that country's literary and sociocultural values,
beliefs, themes, and images, including those of geography, history, and
identity." This lecture will explore the importance of regional Atlantic
Canadian children`s literature including a brief history of Atlantic
Canadian picture books. It will present an analysis of three recent books
portraying the Black Nova Scotian community and depicting the complex
relationship of this historic community with the Canadian mainstream.