English 183 - Fall, 2019

Young Adult Literature

Class Information

Instructor: Moustakis, Melinda
CRN: 63230
Time: TR 4:40-6:00
Location: 1150 Hart

Description

    This class is designed to introduce students to Young Adult Literature that represents an array of voices and points of view. Students will be asked to think about historical context and genre, both in how adolescent literature is a genre and how it incorporates other genres such as dystopia, romance, horror, etc. There will be a focus on engaging with a critical framework in order to dissect the paradoxes that exist within adolescent literature. Texts include Forever by Judy Blume, White Cat by Holly Black, Legend by Marie Lu, Boy Meets Boy by David Leviathan, Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Clause, Feed by MT Anderson, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez.

Texts

    Feed, MT Anderson
    Legend, Marie Lu
    Forever, Judy Blume
    White Cat, Holly Black
    I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Erika L. Sanchez
    Boy Meets Boy, David Leviathan
    Blood and Chocolate , Annette Curtis Klause
    The Hate U Give , Angie Thomas