Young Adult Lit/Crit

March 21, 2008

Lit Circles/Seminars/Going Forward

Filed under: from your prof — sunyprof @ 8:08 am

Exceptionally engaged conversations last night in all areas–thank you to Erin and Kari for kicking off our seminars. We all look forward to participants’ discussions of them on the blog and to Joyce and Allison’s posting their invitations for sign ups for their folders.

Lit circle selections all seem to have found the right readers for last night’s discussions. Everyone was genuinely enthusiastic about the book s/he had chosen. I appreciate getting up this morning to Jess and Kate’s posts about LUNA and BOY TOY since we didn’t have time for you to “sell” them to classmates last night.

I look forward to circles forming for STAY WITH ME andSOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL COME . Look for posts from the facilitators of those circles.

I think you are going to find both of these titles exceptionally interesting.

Erin, let us know about BOMB-ITTY matinees. And everyone, please let me know if you want tickets for the APR 4 performance.

Let’s have some lively discussion of THE LAST BOOK, FAHRENHEIT 451 and FEED in the next week. Hopefully, we’re going to be able to participate in a surprise next TH…enough said.

Take a look at a very recent “case” involving LAST BOOK in Ca. when Richie Partington was fired by a school district that had hired him as a library consultant to “improve literacy” in their school community. Partington has his own website, Richie’s Picks, and is a very well known partisan of YA literature. Philbrick himself references FAHRENHEIT 451 in a guest editorial he wrote for a New England newspaper after the Partington case made national news.

Your turn…KES

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