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1 Bazalgette, Cary (edited by) ; Buckingham, David (edited by) In Front of the Children: Screen Entertainment and Young Audiences
0851704530 / 9780851704531; There is no shortage of opinion about how the media affect children, but surprisingly little evidence about what children themselves choose to watch, or about the production and marketing choices made on children's behalf. This fascinating anthology breaks away from the usual agenda of moral panics and cultural pessimism which has dominated discussion of film, television, computer games, merchandising and comics on both sides of the Atlantic. Just what is the appeal of Ninja Turtles or My Little Pony? What are the Home Alone movies really about? Does Disney liberate or enslave the imagination? Entertaining reflections and rigorous analysis are combined in thirteen essays from British and American writers including Jack Zipes, Martin Baker and Maire Messenger Davis. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
British Film Institute
London, 1997, Reprint

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I Speak for This Child - True Stories of a Child Advocate, Courter, Gay
2 Courter, Gay I Speak for This Child - True Stories of a Child Advocate
0517595419 / 9780517595411; In this book, the author recounts her experiences as a Guardian ad Litem, a volunteer court-appointed advocate for children involved in the legal system. Every day children are involved - often victims of neglact or abuse - in legal proceedings they can't comprehend, but will greatly affect their future. Lawyers work for their clients, usually the parents, judges must remain impartial, and social workers have excessive caseloads. Only one person speaks for a child - known as a Guardian ad Litem or a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) . This is the true story of the author's experiences; child advocacy programs exist in all 50 states and all need volunteers. This book may help you decide if volunteering to be a child's voice is something you may want to pursue. There is a stamp with a name written in on the ffep. A few pages are wrinkled at the edge. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, NY, 1995, First Edition
Fine in Fine dust jacket

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3 Newton, Michael Savage Girls and Wild Boys: a History of Feral Children
0571201393 / 9780571201396; Wild or feral children have fascinated us down the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates a number of infamous cases. He looks at Peter the Wild Boy, and at Victor of Aveyron who roamed wild in the forests of revolutionary France. He tells the story of a savage girl lost on the streets of Paris; of two children brought up by wolves in the jungles of India; and the girl who emerged from 13 years locked in a Los Angeles room. He describes too a boy brought up among monkeys in Uganda; and, in Moscow, the child found living with a pack of wild dogs. This volume examines the lives of these children and of the adults who 'rescued' them, looked after them, educated or abused them. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Faber And Faber, Ltd.
London, 2002, Second Printing
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
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