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Psicologia da Educação

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SENGIK, Aline Sberse  and  RAMOS, Flávia Brocchetto. Literature as instrument discussion about death. Psic. da Ed. [online]. 2015, n.41, pp.119-126. ISSN 2175-3520.

Considering that death is part of human development and one of the most sensitive subjects to deal with in our society, especially when it involves to clarify the subject to children, this article has the purpose to discuss the possibility of this subject be approached at school, taking advantage of the literary works. Therefore,a study is proposed analyzing the work Os dois irmãos [The two brothers], written by Wander Piroli and illustrated by Odilon Moraes, selected by the School Library National Program (PNBE-2010) for archives of early childhood education. The discussions were restricted to verbal and visual aspects from the way the story symbolically comprises the absence, separation, abandonment, loss and death. For the study, it is noted that children’s literature promotes the construction of knowledge, involving the meaning attribution from the reader’s experiences. Thereby, the appropriate choice of a book can help the child to deal with several situations associated to life, among them death.

Keywords : Death; Childhood; Children’s Literature; Reading.

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