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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.