This book is an interesting and thorough analysis for academic and feminist collections. (VOYA, February 2008
This is a long-awaited volume which weaves feminist theory with the importance of the Harry Potter books. Mayes-Elma has created a new genre in which to explore both the teaching of literature and social theory. Following Rowling's females and their actions, this book has established a new way to view character roles within literature. (Shirley R. Steinberg, associate professor Series Editor and associate professor, Mcgill University Faculty of Education)
About the Author
is a writer, researcher, and educator whose research centers on the intersections of children's literature, social justice, and media literacy. She has contributed chapters to various published and upcoming books, as well as a a book of her own: Readings in Sociocultural Studies in Education
(2002). She has presented at various national and international conferences and has held the office of delegate to Ohio Education Association (OEA).