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?

 Jonathan

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3 Comments »

  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.
    Kate

    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.

    Jonathan

    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.

    -Mandy

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


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