Claudia Pearson is a retired trial lawyer and graduate of Hollins University's Masters in Children's Literature program. She is the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Look Again Press, a small independent publishing business located in Birmingham, Alabama.
Analyzes six picture books to offer insights into the way children’s books can lead young children to either adopt and accept stereotyped gender roles for women, or challenge these socialized structures. What Maria Nikolajeva says: "Pearson's interpretation of the Velveteen Rabbit is very exciting to use in juxtaposition to the more conventional one."
A valuable resource for parents, librarians, professors and students interested in picture books, combining historical fact from Margaret Wise Brown's life, interdisciplinary perspectives on childrens literature, and detailed analysis of the way the text and illustrations work together to convey multiple layers of meaning.