Dr. Alice Trupe
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english, language arts, education, young adult literature, literature, secondary education, middle school, high school, secondary english education
Children's and Young Adult Literature | Secondary Education and Teaching
Most public school libraries or English classrooms celebrate Banned Books Week during the school year, featuring dozens of Young Adult novels that have been challenged or banned in public schools across the country. However, books aimed towards young readers are typically not optimized for educational use in the classroom. In this project, I will explore the benefits of using Young Adult literature in the classroom, while also investigating the obstacles that one might face in order to do so, i.e. censorship, sensitive subject matter. I also want to summarize and respond to an argument for the retainment of classic literature in the classroom over the inclusion of Young Adult literature. Finally, the project will include annotated bibliography entries of selected novels in the Young Adult genre. In these annotations, I will summarize the benefits of using the specific novel in the classroom and the potential obstacles that may arise that might hinder its educational value.
Sell, Ashley, "To Read or Not To Read: Navigating Young Adult Literature in the Classroom in the Age of Trigger Warnings and Banned Books" (2021). Honors Projects. 61.
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