Friday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Beacon A, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Children's Literature Association and the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Presiding: Michelle Holley Martin, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia
1. "A Credit to Their People: Race and Resilient Rebirth in Ntozake Shange's Whitewash and Alma Flor Ada's My Name Is Maria Isabel," Ada McKenzie, Coll. of the Bahamas
2. "Battling for Opportunity: The Girl Soldiers of Shuttered Windows and Warriors Don't Cry," Sara Schwebel, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia
3. "Fired Up: Compromising Social Justice in the Figure of the Girl," Sarah Sahn, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
Responding: Kristen Proehl, Clemson Univ.
Genre, Theory, Method – Children's Literature