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Critical Approaches To Young Adult Literature

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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. The authors explore all facets of creating a vibrant YA reading community, such as inquiry-based le ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Neal-Schuman Publishers
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Cricket Muse
An excellent resource for teachers, librarians, and those interested in promoting young adult literature. Authors Latrobe and Drury recognize the impact literature has on teens. They have provided a resource that is a combination of textbook, classroom lesson plan guide, and bibliographic reference for books of interest for young adults. The research-based material aides in selecting books for teens, which is not always an easy matter. Critical Approaches to Young Adult Literature is a top conte ...more
Dominic
Applicable, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, too. This is a great place to start if you want to introduce students to literary criticism and its different branches and offshoots; plus, the book's insights on analyzing YA lit are invaluable. I appreciate that it doesn't dumb things down either; "close reading" is the ultimate goal here.

It was a pricy buy, but it was well worth it. I'll definitely be using this in the upcoming semester.
Scott
This book has a few typos. But it is very good at analyzing YA lit in a way that is both scholarly and accessible.
Pauline
Excellent resource for my YA students; glad that I am using it as a supplemental text for the course.
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