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The Critical Merits Of Young Adult Literature

Author : Crag Hill
ISBN : 9781134054671
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The treatment is both conceptual and pragmatic. Each chapter discusses a topical text set of YA novels in a conceptual framework—how these novels contribute to or deconstruct conventional wisdom about key topics from identity formation to awareness of world issues, while also providing a springboard in secondary and college classrooms for critical discussion of these novels. Uncloaking many of the issues that have been essentially invisible in discussions of YA literature, these essays can then guide the design of curriculum through which adolescent readers hone the necessary skills to unpack the ideologies embedded in YA narratives. The annotated bibliography provides supplementary articles and books germane to all the issues discussed. Closing "End Points" highlight and reinforce cross-cutting themes throughout the book and tie the essays together.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Critical Merits Of Young Adult Literature

Author : Crag Hill
ISBN : 1138646547
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This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The treatment is both conceptual and pragmatic. Each chapter discusses a topical text set of YA novels in a conceptual framework--how these novels contribute to or deconstruct conventional wisdom about key topics from identity formation to awareness of world issues, while also providing a springboard in secondary and college classrooms for critical discussion of these novels. Uncloaking many of the issues that have been essentially invisible in discussions of YA literature, these essays can then guide the design of curriculum through which adolescent readers hone the necessary skills to unpack the ideologies embedded in YA narratives. The annotated bibliography provides supplementary articles and books germane to all the issues discussed. Closing "End Points" highlight and reinforce cross-cutting themes throughout the book and tie the essays together.
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Teaching Culturally Sustaining And Inclusive Young Adult Literature

Author : R. Joseph Rodríguez
ISBN : 9781351580458
Genre : Education
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In this book, Rodríguez uses theories of critical literacy and culturally responsive teaching to argue that our schools, and our culture, need sustaining and inclusive young adult (YA) literature/s to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse readers and all students. This book provides an outline for the study of literature through cultural and literary criticism, via essays that analyze selected YA literature (drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) in four areas: scribal identities and the self-affirmation of adolescents; gender and sexualities; schooling and education of young adult characters; and teachers’ roles and influences in characters’ coming of age. Applying critical literacy theories and a youth studies lens, this book shines a light on the need for culturally sustaining and inclusive pedagogies to read adolescent worlds. Complementing these essays are critical conversations with seven key contemporary YA literature writers, adding biographical perspectives to further expand the critical scholarship and merits of YA literature.
Category: Education

Critical Content Analysis Of Children S And Young Adult Literature

Author : Holly Johnson
ISBN : 9781317311508
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this book the authors describe their strategies for critically reading global and multicultural literature and the range of procedures they use for critical analyses. They also reflect on how these research strategies can inform classrooms and children as readers. Critical content analysis offers researchers a methodology for examining representations of power and position in global and multicultural children’s and adolescent literature. This methodology highlights the critical as locating power in social practices by understanding, uncovering, and transforming conditions of inequity. Importantly, it also provides insights into specific global and multicultural books significant within classrooms as well as strategies that teachers can use to engage students in critical literacy.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Foundations In Young Adult Literature Challenging Genres

Author : Antero Garcia
ISBN : 9789462093966
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Young Adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps more than any other form of consumable media in the twentieth and twenty-first century. With the rise of mega blockbuster films based on these books in recent years, the young adult genre is being co-opted by curious adult readers and by Hollywood producers. However, while the genre may be getting more readers than ever before, Young Adult literature remains exclusionary and problematic: few titles feature historically marginalized individuals, the books present heteronormative perspectives, and gender stereotypes continue to persist. Taking a critical approach, Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres offers educators, youth librarians, and students a set of strategies for unpacking, challenging, and transforming the assumptions of some of the genre's most popular titles. Pushing the genre forward, Antero Garcia builds on his experiences as a former high school teacher to offer strategies for integrating Young Adult literature in a contemporary critical pedagogy through the use of participatory media.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Culturally Sustaining And Inclusive Young Adult Literature

Author : R. Joseph Rodríguez
ISBN : 9781351580458
Genre : Education
File Size : 79.36 MB
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In this book, Rodríguez uses theories of critical literacy and culturally responsive teaching to argue that our schools, and our culture, need sustaining and inclusive young adult (YA) literature/s to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse readers and all students. This book provides an outline for the study of literature through cultural and literary criticism, via essays that analyze selected YA literature (drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) in four areas: scribal identities and the self-affirmation of adolescents; gender and sexualities; schooling and education of young adult characters; and teachers’ roles and influences in characters’ coming of age. Applying critical literacy theories and a youth studies lens, this book shines a light on the need for culturally sustaining and inclusive pedagogies to read adolescent worlds. Complementing these essays are critical conversations with seven key contemporary YA literature writers, adding biographical perspectives to further expand the critical scholarship and merits of YA literature.
Category: Education

Innovations In English Language Arts Teacher Education

Author : Heidi L. Hallman
ISBN : 9781787140516
Genre : English language
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The field of English language arts teacher education has experienced change over the past two decades. Changes in the discipline have produced a much more expansive understanding of literacy and of what teachers of English language arts do. This volume will focus on innovations in English language arts teacher education.
Category: English language

Classics Of Young Adult Literature

Author : Charles H. Frey
ISBN : 0130942189
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The selections in this anthology, General Introduction, and thoroughly researched biographical and critical introduction to each author and work, as well as footnotes, provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the theme and literary value of each novel. This format offers an opportunity to see the texts in relation to each other as well as to the broad sweep of American literary history. KEY TOPICS Twelve complete novels include Malaeska, Ragged Dick, Anne of Green Gables, All American, Seventeenth Summer, The Outsiders, A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich, The Chocolate War, Forever, Homecoming, Hatchet, and Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida. This coming-of-age literature encourages the reading and enjoyment of young adult literature—offering profound social and psychological exploration, and the realization that today's teens are not alone in their struggles. For adolescent readers—and an appreciation of the literature that represents the significant situations, themes, and emotions shared by youths from diverse families and subcultures.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian

Author : Sherman Alexie
ISBN : 9780316219303
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
Category: Young Adult Fiction