Young Adult Lit/Crit

March 3, 2008

Non-fiction and YA Lit.

Filed under: Uncategorized — scrollman @ 2:19 pm

I found a good website for those interested in reading some non-fiction ya titles.  These books seem to offer excellent potential for interdisciplinary study.   

Non-fiction is a genre that is often neglected in many ELA classrooms.  Why do people suppose that is?



  1. Jonathan,
    Thanks for the link. My kids are all reading nonfiction books right now, and they are really really excited about them. I brought it lots of books to share with them, but few were YA lit. It will be nice to have some more YA titles to direct them to. I was pleased to see a book on John Lennon, as one of my students has been interested in reading a bio on him. I’ll have to extend this site to him and my other kids.

    Comment by katefrazer — March 5, 2008 @ 9:42 pm

  2. I’m actually reading that title on John Lennon right now. It’s a fun read if you like the Beatles (which I do). The pictures are wonderful.


    Comment by scrollman — March 6, 2008 @ 9:50 am

  3. I am baffled as to why non-fiction is often neglected in YA classrooms. Such a shame as this is a genre that has so much to offer. In the pedagogical readings for the week after break, (Lesesne I think?) there is a section dedicated to using non-fiction with teens, which I thought was incredibly interesting and will post on later this week.


    Comment by mandygrl101 — March 6, 2008 @ 11:31 am

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