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ENG 380 Young Adult Literature (E. Yomantas): Home
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Access to cover-to-cover indexing for nearly 400 film and television publications plus selected indexing to over 300 more. An EBSCohost database can be searched in combination with MLA International, Academic Search Complete, Education full-text, ERIC, etc.
In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.
This course explores contemporary young adult (YA) literature in connection to personal, historical, political, educational, and social movements. A wide variety of YA texts are included to develop a framework for the genre, to gain new understandings through diverse perspectives, and to analyze both the societal problems and possibilities that are woven across the genre. This course emphasizes increasing students' awareness and understanding of the diverse values, beliefs, and experiences of both young adults and the texts' authors through rigorous and reflexive analysis. Through the study of YA literature, this course strives to connect lived experiences, contemporary issues, and possibilities for the transformation of society.
In this book, Rodriguez 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.
Brenna Friesner explores both the history and current use of the verse novel in teen fiction. She discusses the verse novel's evolution, analyzes key works, and considers how these novels can grapple with content that distinguishes them from traditional fiction. By explaining its current popularity, this book acknowledges the verse novel's potential to provide accessible, authentic stories for young adults to enjoy.
Children's and young adult literature has become an essential medium for identity formation in contemporary Latino/a culture in the United States. This book is an original collection of more than thirty interviews led by Frederick Luis Aldama with Latino/a authors working in the genre.
Self-Determined Stories reads Indigenous-authored YA--from school stories to speculative fiction-- not only as a vital challenge to stereotypes but also as a rich intellectual resource for theorizing Indigenous sovereignty in the contemporary era.
Joanne Brown explores the experiences of adolescents as portrayed in young adult novels. Her study features protagonists from a wide variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds in order to provide a complete discussion of the immigration experience of young adults. I
(In) Visible Presence aims to explore YA literature written by women of color represented by African American, Asian American, Indian American, and Latina Americans. Our theoretical perspective focuses on the connection of race, gender, and class that is exclusive to women of color.
A study of prominent issues and themes such as education, identity, and racism in contemporary (i.e., post-Civil Rights era) young adult novels written primarily for African American boys by African American men and women writers.
Applying critical race theory to contemporary African American children's and young adult literature, this book explores one key racial issue that has been overlooked both in race studies and literary scholarship--internalised racism. By systematically examining the issue of internalised racism and its detrimental psychological effects, particularly towards the young and vulnerable, this book defamiliarises the very racial issue that otherwise has become normalised in American racial discourse, reaffirming the relevance of race, racism, and racialisation in contemporary America.
Surveying the landscape of YA lit both past and present, this book sketches in the origins of literature targeted at young adults; shows how the best of the genre has evolved to deal with subjects every bit as complex as its audience; closely examines teen demographics, literacy, audiobooks, the future of print.