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Friday, 29 December

431. Concepts of Badness in Children’s Literature

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 402–403, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Children’s Literature

Presiding: Tammy Mielke, Univ. of Worcester

1. “The Pippi Perplex: Badness and Contemporary Children’s Literature,” Jennie M. Miskec, Christopher Newport Univ.

2. “Gales Will Be Gals: Dorothy’s Reproductive Capabilities and the Birth of Murder,” Jon Hodge, Boston Univ.

3. “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Resistance and Complicity in Matilda,” Kristen M. Guest, Univ. of Northern British Columbia

4. “Bad-Girl Best Friends: The Consequences of Rebellion in African American Girls’ Fiction,” Gwen Athene Tarbox, Western Michigan Univ.

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