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Critical Approaches to Young Adult Literature is for librarians in school and public libraries (plus their colleagues across the curriculum) who strive for collections and programming that elicit thoughtful responses and build higher-level literacy skills across grades 6–12.
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 centuries.
Teachers of English literature evaluate 22 young adult novels, exploring intended audience, relationship to the curriculum, potential impact on students, treatment of controversial subjects, and alternative and related works.
Cart’s up-to-date coverage makes this the perfect resource for YA librarians who want to sharpen their readers’ advisory skills, educators and teachers who work with young people, and anyone else who wants to understand where YA lit has been and where it’s heading.
This book offers a multifaceted approach to the world of young adults, everything from Ray Schrock’s use of Walter Dean Myers’ sports stories to discuss race relations and cultural politics to Joyce Litton’s analysis of the highly popular Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Quartet.
This resource features an annotated bibliography of 198 poetry volumes and a thematic guide to over 6,000 individual poems. Works span the reading levels from sixth to twelfth grade and range in style.