Texas writers of children's literature : a collection of interviews and a critical examination of their works



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When teachers and librarians are able to share with students some information about the author of a book, the students' enjoyment of that book can be enhanced and their motivation to read increased. While there are numerous sources which provide educators with general knowledge of the creators of children's literature, there has been no resource which furnishes Texas teachers and librarians with information about writers of children's literature in their own state. The purpose of this study was to collect and analyze information about Texas writers of children's literature, thereby providing such a resource for Texas educators. In so doing, the researcher attempted to discover significant details of the writers' careers, to ascertain if there are any qualities and characteristics unique to Texas writers, and to critically analyze the writings of each author, assessing strengths and weaknesses. [...]



Children's literature--Texas, Authors, American--Texas--Interviews