Why All the Counting? Feminist Social Science Research on Children's Literature

  title={Why All the Counting? Feminist Social Science Research on Children's Literature},
  author={Roger D. Clark},
  journal={Children's Literature in Education},
  • R. Clark
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Sociology
  • Children's Literature in Education
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