Young Adult Literature: The Heart of the Middle School Curriculum (Young Adult Literature Series)
Young adult literature provides a mirror in which adolescents can observe themselves and their world with an ease and security that other kinds of texts fail to provide. It is a logical starting point for planning middle school learning experiences across the curriculum, but one that, up until now, has never fully been explored. Stover's book is designed to help middle school teachers develop concept-based, transdisciplinary units that reflect what we know about thehelp middle school teachers develop concept-based, transdisciplinary units that reflect what we know about the value of students working together to construct knowledge and the value of putting young adult literature at the center of such a planning process. The author presents a process for planning transdisciplinary units, a rationale for using young adult literature, and an overview of teaching strategies that best reflect the synthesis of this evolving knowledge base.… read more
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The No Book for Teenagers
""The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" meets "Jane the Virgin" in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemp...orary novel about a teenage girl who loses her sister and finds herself amid the pressures, expectations, and... read more
Disabling Characters" provides detailed analyses of selected young adult (YA) novels and short stories. It looks at the relative a...gency of the disabled character, the behavior of the other characters, the environment in which the character must live, the assumptions that seem to be underlying certain scenes, and the extent to which the book challenges or perpetuates an unsatisfactory status quo. Class discussions about disability-themed literature, however well intentioned, have the potential to reinforce harmful myths or stereotypes about disability. In contrast, discussions informed by a critical disability studies perspective can help readers develop more sophisticated views of disability and contribute to a more just and inclusive society. The book examines discussion questions, lesson plans, study guides, and other supplemental materials aimed at students studying these texts, and it suggests more critical questions to pose about these texts and the positive and/or negative work they do, perhaps subliminally, in our culture. This book is a much-needed addition to college classes in YA literature, literary analysis, methods of teaching literature, disability studies, cultural studies, contemporary criticism, special education, and adolescent literacy. read more
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"Teaching Young Adult Literature introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for... adolescents. This smart collection by literary experts illustrates how teachers can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to smart, insightful, and engaging books"-Provided by publisher. read more
Middle School Reading for the Common Core
Lieutenant Nulo's fighting skills are legendary. Unfortunately, his showboating behavior leads to formal charges and humiliation. ...Determined to redeem himself, but hunted by his bitter enemies, Nulo is running out of places to hide. Along the way he meets read more
This collection of new essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature, hig...hly regarded internationally has a long history. South Africa is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the conti read more
Book four of the New York Times bestselling Shattered Hearts Series. “Sometimes, letting someone go is the ultimate act of love.“ ...Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak. She was saved once by her first love, and rock star, Chris Knight. But when she encouraged Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams, both Claire and Chris didn’t realize it would be the biggest mistake of their lives. After a devastating year apart and thousands of miles of distance between them, Claire met sexy surfer Adam Parker. With his awful jokes and profound patience, he helped Claire pick up the shattered pieces of her broken heart for the second time. But now Chris has returned and he is willing and determined to make Claire’s dreams come true—the same way she did for him when she let him go. With Adam’s former girlfriend in the picture, Claire finds herself torn between the new, passionate love she shares with Adam and the love and family she shares with Chris. read more
The first work of its kind, this bibliography examines literature for young people concerning the Indian subcontinent and associat...ed areas: Bangladesh; the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, and Tibet; India; Pakistan; and Sri Lanka. Meena Khorana presents the dual perspective of authors native to the region as well as non-native authors, mainly western, and her book reflects the rich folklore and traditional culture of the subcontinent, its checkered history of civilizations and colonizations, and post-independence efforts to foster pride in traditions and stimulate confidence for facing modern challenges. An extensive introductory essay traces the development of children's literature in the region since 1947 in the context of historical, political, social, and economic influences and reviews the major themes and trends in western children's literature about the subcontinent. Included are all available pertinent books written in or translated into English for preschool to twelfth-grade students. The more than 900 entries are organized into five chapters according to country or subregion, and each chapter is subdivided by genre: traditional literature, fiction (historical, realistic, and fantasy), poetry, drama, biography and autobiography, and informational books. Further access is afforded by indexes of authors, illustrators, titles, and subjects. The annotations provide plot summary, thematic analysis, and literary criteria, Khorana also considers a work's sensitivity to multicultural and international issues. Every source was personally read by the author, whose goal was to offer a reference guide to this material for teachers, scholars, librarians, and students. read more
Dystopian novels have become one of the most popular subgenres of YA literature. This high-interest book examines the themes and c...onventions found in young adult dystopian novels and series like the Hunger Games, Divergent, the 5th Wave, the Red Queen, the Selection, Book of Ember, Maze Runner, and more. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this book builds reading skills and includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The detailed sidebars, fascinating images, and Dig Deeper section prompt students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. Check It Out! includes suggested resources for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness. read more
A useful tool for in-service and pre-service teachers, undergraduate or graduate classes, or teacher-educators who want fresh appr...oaches to teaching and analyzing Young Adult Literature, this new book describes powerful, exciting practical applications of complex ideas with Post-Structuralist theoretical approaches to literature. These critical perspectives will help readers interpret literature, foster an understanding of some of the major theoretical issues in today s culture, and allow for an open dialogue in the classroom. The authors accurately adapt these dense critical perspectives and theories into readily available classroom strategies. Some of the most recurring critical perspectives for analyzing literature in the volume are: Louise Rosenblatt s Reader Response criticism, Feminist criticism, Deconstruction, Queer Theory, and analyses of Power. The authors wide range of texts includes graphic novels, hypertexts, and film adaptations as supplements for Young Adult novels. References are compiled at the end of each chapter so that extra materials can be sought easily. Examples of students work, classroom case studies as vignettes and discussion dialogue cues can be found throughout the volume. Provides activities which will be easy to incorporate into any Young Adult Literature classroom. read more
A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with ...a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be. read more
Why is the magical world so mighty and alluring? How does it cast such a powerful spell over readers? Explore the themes and eleme...nts found in young adult fantasy fiction novels and series including Eragon, the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Narnia, and more. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this book builds reading skills and includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The detailed sidebars, fascinating images, and Dig Deeper section prompt students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. Check It Out! includes suggested resources for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness. read more
Tom and Huck have reincarnated as twin white cats, and they're now familiars for a modern-day witch-and, of course, they want to b...e boys again This whimsical novel by Lisa Mannetti captures the flavor of Twain's writing, yet brings Tom and Huck to life i read more
Enhance your historical fiction collection - and its popularity with readers and value in the classroom - with this wide-ranging g...uide. After discussion of various aspects of the genre (its importance, history, criteria for evaluation, and methods of presentation), the author takes an in-depth look at 80 of the best historical fiction novels published for this age group in the last 10 to 15 years. For each title there is a brief introduction discussing setting, historical background, and point of view; a list of characters; a detailed plot summary; and ways to introduce the book to students, including important passages for reading or retelling. This versatile tool, written by a recognized expert in children's literature, can be used for readers' advisory, curricular support, title selection, and collection development. Grades 4-8. read more
Paperback, Wayside Pub, 2013, ISBN13 9781938026652, ISBN10 1938026659
This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers―stories of the human spirit and what it can acco...mplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre―from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9. read more
By examining the novels of critically and commercially successful authors such as Sarah Dessen ("Someone Like You"), Stephenie Mey...er (the "Twilight" series), and Laurie Halse Anderson ("Speak"), "Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature" explores the use of narrative intimacy as a means of reflecting and reinforcing larger, often contradictory, cultural expectations regarding adolescent women, interpersonal relationships, and intimacy. "Reading Like a Girl" explains the construction of narrator-reader relationships in recent American novels written about adolescent women and marketed to adolescent women. Sara K. Day explains, though, that such levels of imagined friendship lead to contradictory cultural expectations for the young women so deeply obsessed with reading these novels. Day coins the term narrative intimacy to refer to the implicit relationship between narrator and reader that depends on an imaginary disclosure and trust between the story s narrator and the reader. Through critical examination, the inherent contradictions between this enclosed, imagined relationship and the real expectations for adolescent women s relations prove to be problematic. In many novels for young women, adolescent female narrators construct conceptions of the adolescent woman reader, constructions that allow the narrator to understand the reader as a confidant, a safe and appropriate location for disclosure. At the same time, such novels offer frequent warnings against the sort of unfettered confession the narrators perform. Friendships are marked as potential sites of betrayal and rejection. Romantic relationships are presented as inherently threatening to physical and emotional health. And so, the narrator turns to the reader for an ally who cannot judge. The reader, in turn, may come to depend upon narrative intimacy in order to vicariously explore her own understanding of human expression and bonds." read more
The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature provides, for the first time, a history of Japanese literature with comprehensive cov...erage of the premodern and modern eras in a single volume. The book is arranged topically in a series of short, accessible chapters for easy access and reference, giving insight into both canonical texts and many lesser known, popular genres, from centuries-old folk literature to the detective fiction of modern times. The various period introductions provide an overview of recurrent issues that span many decades, if not centuries. The book also places Japanese literature in a wider East Asian tradition of Sinitic writing and provides comprehensive coverage of women's literature as well as new popular literary forms, including manga (comic books). An extensive bibliography of works in English enables readers to continue to explore this rich tradition through translations and secondary reading. read more
Which title follows "Among the Imposters" in Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series? How many titles are in L.A. Meyer'...s series that feature the Jacky Faber character? Which fantasy series are most suitable for readers ages 12 through 18? A read more
Against all odds, Derry and a handful of survivors have escaped the malevolent Doctor Lyong's clutches, but victory proves bitters...weet. No one knows if Owen is dead or alive. The shaky plan to rescue him falls apart when the Council splits over rumors of read more