publication . Other literature type . Article . 1984

A Second Look: Scott O'Dell'S Sing Down The Moon.

Perry Nodelman;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1984
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
When I wrote this in 1984, I thought of myself as a humane and tolerant person expressing humane, tolerant views. I'm uploading it three decades later because I find much of what I say here embarrassing--and because what embarrasses me is my utterly unconscious assumption of white male privilege. I praise O'Dell's choice of not providing his young Navaho narrator with a name for much of the book--a choice I now see as a commentary on the deprivation of her personhood that in fact confirms and reinforces that deprivation. I also praised O'Dell's depiction of the Navajo stoicism and refusal to express anger at what is happening to them--another confirmation of a h...
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free text keywords: Children's Literature & Culture, Indigenous Studies, Children's Literature, Children's Literature & Culture, Children's and Young Adult Literature, White Privilege, Children's Fiction, Scott O'Dell
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