Muna Kalati Vivian Yenika Agbaw

Raising awareness about the misrepresentation of people of color in children literature – Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

Vivian Yenika-Agbaw is a professor of literature and literacy in the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State, a mentor to many Penn State students, and an advocate for marginalized peoples.
She has spent her life studying and analyzing hierarchical systems of oppression and race relations. Through her writing and teaching, she encourages compassion, empathy, inclusivity and social change.  My aim is to identify those who are marginalized and work to include their voices through literature,” she said. Our Executive Director, Christian Elongué has met with Professor Vivian Yenika-Agbaw at the IBBY Africa Regional Meeting in Accra. In this article, we are presenting her and her contribution in the promotion of more inclusivity and representation in Children literature in the US and in the African diaspora.

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La frontière ambiguë entre la littérature destinée aux enfants et celle des adultes

Parfois, certains auteurs, reconnus comme des écrivains pour adultes décident, le temps d’un, deux ou plusieurs livres, de franchir la frontière et d’écrire pour la jeunesse. Dans cet article, nous vous présentons “l’éternel” débat entre auteurs pour adultes et ceux pour la jeunesse, puis nous partageons notre avis

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13 facteurs justifiant l’adoption croissante de la lecture numérique par les jeunes

Cet article est le premier d’une série qui portera sur le livre et la culture numérique. Ici, je présenterai uniquement les avantages du livre et de la lecture numérique, dans les prochains, j’explorerai les applications et plateformes numériques disposant de contenus pour enfants ou jeunes adolescents, particulièrement les plateformes où trouver des histoires illustrées, conte numérique ou roman pour la jeunesse africaine.

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Children’s literature is the most important literature – Dianne Johnson Feelings

Dr. Dianne “Dinah” Johnson is a children’s book author and professor of children’s literature at the University of South Carolina (US). She is an intellectual who has travelled the world. She’s written six picture books for children, and edited or co-edited various publications including:  The Best of the Brownies’ Book (a compilation of fiction, poetry, photographs and more, from […]

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