Heather Homant
Katie Hedrick
Stacy Coleman
Heather Parr
Rachel Kenney

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Annotated bib:

To address:
1. Where can a teacher find diverse young adult literature to use in the classroom?
2. Why is it important to use diverse young adult literature in the classroom?
3. Which YA novels work well in tandem with canonical texts?

Monday 9/29

-Where do we find these diverse texts?
-Who are we trying to reach with these non-canonical texts?
-Can we relate these texts to the canon? (Can we use these diverse texts in conjunction with canonical texts? How do they relate?)
-What purpose do these texts serve?

For our presentation, we are thinking about doing a lesson similar to the lesson that Cathleen Clara showed us today. We might make a Library Thing so show our peers the diverse texts that can be used in the classroom. (We will have an actual list of texts and how they can be used and why they are important)

Sunday 10/19
I made a library thing for us to use in our presentation. We can all start to upload books we find!
username: young_adult_lit
password: te407
Here's a link to our library: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/young_adult_lit
-Heather P.

An article which has tons about our topic, in practice!!

PDF article about multicultural lit and class issues:

An article about DYAL and poverty issues: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4063/is_200210/ai_n9098471

An article that addresses both sides of the debate on using YAL in the classroom, as well as an argument about how YAL should be dealt with in the classroom. Raises A LOT of good points: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/winter97/w97-05-Reid.html

An extensive list of young adult novels. Didn't read through them all, but there is a lot listed here, so I'm sure we can find at least some books that fit what we are doing. (there are short descriptions of the books on this site): http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/yalit/weavbio.html

The merit in Gossip Girls: http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/books/12058/index1.html

This website has YAL by author's last name: http://www.webenglishteacher.com/ya-s.html

Has links to bibliographies of YAL and it's categorized by subject (Native American Indian lit, Asian American lit, Multicultural lit, interracial lit all listed here): http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/bibliographies.html

Celebrating DIverse Voices in Young Adult Literature: http://books.google.com/books?id=KPNotFXqXQ0C&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=diverse+young+adult+literature&source=bl&ots=-y5XWIJosh&sig=eW2pQp4AfvpA0ymeenuZ-uyHIDE&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=7&ct=result#PPA45,M1

2008 Young Adult Lit. Symposium (there is a section called Booklists of What We are Reading Now and there are a few books listed there with explanations about why they can be useful): http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/2008_Young_Adult_Literature_Symposium#Booklists_of_What_We_Are_Reading_Now

A really interesting and entertaining article about young adult literature and the controversial issues that it often deals with: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/winter97/w97-02-Stoehr.html

The Official Site for the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents http://www.alan-ya.org/

Today's Teens and Literature

Cathleen Clara's resources: http://msu-enged-cohort08-01.wikispaces.com/Cat+Clara+YAL+Stuff