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Wednesday, 30 December

664. Religion and Spirituality in Children’s and Young-Adult Literature

10:15–11:30 a.m., Washington C, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Children’s Literature

Presiding: Keith Dorwick, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette; Jameela Lares, Univ. of Southern Mississippi

1. “Eliza Lee Cabot Follen and Milton’s Little Abolitionists,” Reginald A. Wilburn, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham

2. “Spirituality and Coming-of-Age: Terry Davis’s Vision Quest and Pete Hautman’s Godless,” Natalie Stowe, Simmons Coll.

3. “The Inexplicable Moon and the Postsecular Moment: Turkish and American Experiences of the Lunar Landing in Two Picture Books,” Graeme Wend-Walker, Texas State Univ.

4. “Sunny Baudelaire Speaks Hebrew and Count Olaf Speaks Yiddish? Crypto-Jews and Hidden Jewish Tropes in American Children’s Literature,” Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State Coll. of Denver

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