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By Fiona McCulloch

This booklet visits modern British children’s and younger grownup (YA) fiction along cosmopolitanism, exploring the concept of the kingdom in the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. by way of resisting globalization’s dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism deals a moral, humanitarian, and political outlook of convivial planetary group. In its pedagogical accountability in the direction of readers who becomes destiny voters, modern children’s and YA fiction seeks to interrogate and dismantle modes of distinction and in its place supply aspirational types of empathetic international citizenship. McCulloch discusses texts corresponding to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter sequence, Jackie Kay’s Strawgirl, Theresa Breslin’s Divided City, Gillian Cross’s Where I Belong, Kerry Drewery’s A Brighter Fear, Saci Lloyd’s Momentum, and Julie Bertagna’s Exodus trilogy. This publication addresses ways that children’s and YA fiction imagines not just the kingdom however the international past, trying to disrupt binary divisions via a cosmopolitical outlook. The writers mentioned envision British society’s place and function inside of a world area of wide-ranging topical matters, together with international conflicts, gender, racial politics, ecology, and weather switch. modern children’s fiction has matured via depicting characters who face uncertainty simply because the global itself reports an doubtful way forward for worldwide dangers, corresponding to environmental threats and terrorism. the amount may be of important curiosity to the fields of children’s literature, YA fiction, modern fiction, cosmopolitanism, ecofeminism, gender idea, and British and Scottish literature.

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