Young Adult Lit/Crit

April 23, 2008

Performance Seminar

Filed under: Seminar! — jwill7 @ 7:09 pm

Hello everyone.  This is my invitation welcoming anyone to my seminar on YA Literature featuring performing teens.  My seminar is scheduled for two weeks from tomorrow’s class, May 8th.

I will be talking about the following titles:

Lemonade Mouth:  A very entertaining story told from five differing perspectives about the rise of high school garage band.  By far the best book I’ve read this year!

Dramarama:  Summer theater camp is the backdrop for a tale of a turbulent friendship between an unusual theater obsessed girl and her homosexual best friend.

No More Dead Dogs: Sports and Performing Arts square off in the life Wallace Wallace, who once saved the day on the football field and might have to do the same on the auditorium’s stage.

Everyone’s A Critic:  The title is my catch phrase, so naturally I had to get this one.  The second in a series that began with The Four Dorothys.

What I thought would be cool about this topic is that kids can read about kids who are heroes by acting, dancing, and making music.  These stories are told on a level where young readers can easily place themselves in the roles, either for the read or for real!

Josh 

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2 Comments »

  1. Josh,
    I would love to take your seminar! It sounds interesting.
    Kate

    Comment by katefrazer — April 24, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

  2. Just to clarify, Josh’s seminar is May 7. K

    Comment by sunyprof — April 26, 2008 @ 9:03 am


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