Young Adult Lit/Crit

April 6, 2008

Seminar Topic

Filed under: Seminar Topics — ebrazee @ 1:22 pm

Hi all! I’d likes to extend an invitation to everyone to my seminar on pregnant and parenting teens in YA lit.  One Night (Margaret Wild), Annie’s Baby (Beatrice Sparks), The Amazing ‘True’ Story of a Teenage Single Mom (Katherine Arnoldi) and Baby Girl (Lenora Adams) are the titles I will focus on.  My main objective is to show that this topic can be looked at through a variety of genres within YA lit.  I will examine how different classes and race are represented through the main characters faced with pregnancy.  We will also touch on the differing views of being pregnant/having a baby between the girls/mothers and boys/fathers in these titles.

Teen pregnancy is a hot-button issue, and relevant in New York state, where we have the third highest rate of teenage pregnancies.  I look forward to sharing my topic and books and enthusiasm with any three of you!

-Erica

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3 Comments »

  1. Erica,
    I would like to attend your seminar!
    Kate

    Comment by katefrazer — April 6, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

  2. Erica,

    I am in! Sounds fascinating!

    -Mandy

    Comment by mandygrl101 — April 6, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

  3. I would love to attend your seminar as well. It would collaborate well with my topic on sex & sexuality!

    ~Jessica

    Comment by jexter1 — April 8, 2008 @ 8:04 am


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