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Representations: Children’s Literatures: North America
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Even before the events of 11 September 2001, there was great interest in North America in children’s literature from and about other countries, and especially the Muslim world. Most of the children’s literature about Muslims tended to focus on the plight of women and girls and was a reaction to the misogynistic attitudes seen to be rampant in Muslim cultures. Since 9/11, journals such as Publisher’s Weekly have …

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Khan, Rukhsana, “Representations: Children’s Literatures: North America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0692>
First published online: 2010

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