Black Children’s Resistance Against Discrimination in Renee Watson’s Piecing Me Together (2017)
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- Black; Children’s Literature; Discrimination; Inequality; Intersectionality
The practice of racial discrimination in America is still taking place today. Until now, Black still has to fight for justice in America. The awful fact is that the scourge of racism is so deeply entrenched in society; and it is not only experienced by adult black men and women, but also by black children. In challenging the racial inequality, a number of writers, especially African-American writers are addressing the issue in their works, including in children’s literature. The award-winning Piecing Me Together (2017) by Renee Watson, which received the Coretta Scott King award, is one of the children’s literatures that expose racial discriminations experienced by black children. Jade, black girl, had difficulty adapting to her school environment that puts her as a minority in terms of race and economic. She is also discriminated because of her gender in both black and white environments. This study will endeavour to portray the intersectional discriminations experienced by a black girl and the strategies to fight the condition by becoming financially independent and adept in management skills. In its analysis, the study will use the theory of intersectionality by Kimberlé Crenshaw to dismantle the form of discriminations and the agency concept by Davidson to show the resistance towards the condition.
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TY - CONF AU - Wanda Rifani Astuti Nst AU - Dhita Hapsarani PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Black Children’s Resistance Against Discrimination in Renee Watson’s Piecing Me Together (2017) BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 320 EP - 325 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.047 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.047 ID - Nst2021 ER -