Scholarship — Children’s Lit

Selected Scholarship — Children’s Literature

Weippert, T., Domke, T., & Apol, L. (in press). Creating a third space through intertextuality: Using children’s literature to develop prospective teachers’ critical literacy. Journal of Language and Literacy Education.

Domke, L., Weippert, T., & Apol, L. (2018). Beyond school breaks: Reinterpreting the uses of film in classrooms. The Reading Teacher, 72(1), 51-59.

McCarthy, M., Apol, L., & Roue, B. (2018). “But I’ve never been to Lebanon…” and other reflections on “unrelatable” texts. Worlds of words stories, 5(4).

Damico, J. & Apol, L. (2008). Using testimonial response to frame the challenges and possibilities of risky historical texts. Children’s Literature in Education, 39 (2), 141-158.

Brenner, D. & Apol, L. (2006). Constructing readers and reading: Depictions of learning to read in children’s literature. Journal of Children’s Literature 32 1, 37-50.

Apol, L., Sakuma, A., Reynolds, T., & Rop, S. (2003). “When can we make paper cranes?”: Examining pre-service teachers’ resistance to critical readings of historical fiction. Journal of Literacy Research, 34 (4), 429-464.

Apol, L. (2003). Shooting bears, saving butterflies: Ideology of the environment in Gibson’s Herm and I (1894) and Klass’ California Blue (1994). Children’s Literature, 31, 90-115.

Apol, L. (2002). The power of text: What a 19th century periodical taught me about reading and the reader’s response. Journal of Children’s Literature, 28 (1), 53-60.

Apol, L. (2002). Reappearing fathers, reappearing pasts: History, gender and identity in Hamilton’s Plain City and Myers’ Somewhere in the Darkness. The ALAN Review (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents), 29 (2), 21-25.

Apol, L. (2001). In search of a woman’s voice: A revisionist reading of Youth’s Companion serials set in the west, 1880-1910. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, 26 (1), 39-51.

Apol, L. (2000). Tamings and ordeals: Depictions of female and male coming of age in turn-of-the-century Youth’s Companion serials. The Lion and the Unicorn: A Critical Journal of Children’s Literature, 24 (1), 61-80.

Apol, L. (1998). “But what does this have to do with kids?”: Literary theory in the children’s literature classroom. Journal of Children’s Literature, 24 (2), 32-46.

Apol-Obbink, L. (1992). Feminist theory in the classroom: Texts, voices and questions. English Journal, 81, 38-43.

Apol-Obbink, L. (1992). “The book needs you”: Gary Paulsen’s The Winter Room as a writerly text. The New Advocate, 5, 175-185.