English 183 - Spring, 2019

Young Adult Literature

Class Information

Instructor: Moustakis, Melinda
CRN: 92112
Time: TR 3:10-4:30
Location: 118 Olson

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, The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, King Dork by Frank Portman, 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

    King Dork , Frank Portman
    The Catcher in the Rye , JD Salinger
    Forever, Judy Blume
    Blood and Chocolate , Annette Curtis Klause
    Boy Meets Boy, David Leviathan
    Legend, Marie Lu
    The Hate U Give , Angie Thomas
    I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Erika L. Sanchez
    Feed, MT Anderson