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Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres #2020

Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature Challenging Genres Young Adult literature from The Outsiders to Harry Potter has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps than any other form of consumable media in the twentieth and twenty first ce

  • Title: Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres
  • Author: Antero Garcia
  • ISBN: 9789462093966
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres By Antero Garcia, Young Adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps 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 proYoung Adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps 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 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.This description was taken from the book s listing.

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    1 thought on “Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres

    1. Wow, Garcia reminds me of a professor I had in college, who would give us a very controversial topic to reflect upon, then get us to argue our opinions He never meant for the class to be pacific, on the contrary, he preferred that we had heated arguments and would hit the podium if we weren t participating Sometimes, he would go on rants on how the United States needs action, and people that have a say Although during my college years, i came across many students that did not appreciate his met [...]

    2. As a librarian and past reading teacher I thought anterobot brought some perspective to YA that hasn t been discussed much I found myself reading slow, asking questions and looking to evaluate my library, book club and reader interactions in my library Good, worthwhile read

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