Thesis Statement- In writing about Cinderella I will be writing how the symbology and the story relates to religion and how the main character sees herself and the others around her effect her self-esteem. I will also see how this fairy tale will coincide with the real world of children.

Annotated Bibliography

  • Botelho, Maria Jose (2009) Chapter 9 Cinderella: The Social Construction of Gender. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. New York and London.
  • This is a book that shares the multicultural aspects of children’s literature. In the chapter about Cinderella it covers how this tale is about gender and how this affects children and their families and society. In comment this is a very good book to discuss how we are all affected by what we read and try to understand.

  • Gunning, Thomas G. (2005) Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students. Chapter Nine Reading Literature. Allyn & Bacon. Boston.
  • This is a textbook sharing how to read literature in an elementary classroom. This is a basic text showing the skills needed to work with children’s books to promote proper learning.

  • Hunt, Peter. (ed) (2005) Understanding Children’s Literature. Chapter 8 Feminism Revisited by Lissa Paul. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. New York and London.
  • This is a textbook sharing various articles about children’s literature and the various ideologies, theories and how to read children’s literature and how they affect adults and children. This article mentions Cinderella and how this tale show family and how they act towards each other and how they saw each other. This is a good article to discuss how society sees females in various stories.

  • Nodelman, Perry & Reimer, Mavis. ((2003) The Pleasures of Children’s Literature. Chapter 13 Fairy Tales and Myths. Allyn & Bacon. Boston.
  • This textbook shares how children should read these stories along with how to look at the various variations of these stories and the cultural values of them. In this chapter each section gives the readers a chance to explore and ask questions about how these stories work together.

  • Tatar, Maria. (2003) The Hard Facts of The Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Chapter 3 Victims and Seekers The Family Romance of Fairy Tales. Princeton University Press. Princeton and Oxford.
  • In the chapter of this book deals with who is who in these stories. Is the hero the hero; is the villain the villain or is there a little of each in each of the characters. This chapter does discuss Cinderella in respects to other fairy tales.

  • Tatar, Maria. (ed) (1999) The Classic Fairy Tales A Norton Critical Reader. Section Four: Cinderella. W. W. Norton and Company. New York and London.
  • In this book it contains a whole section dealing with the variations of the ‘Cinderella’ story. It also covers how this story stays the same but the main character changes. Some Cinderella stories have this character as a male.