Sunday, January 4, 2009

LIS 722: Reading List

LIS 722 (Literature for Young Adults) Reading List Winter Term 2009

Week 1: Who are young adults & what do they read?
Book: The Outsiders by SE Hinton

Week 2: History of YA & YA Literature
Books: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger & King Dork by Frank Portman

Week 3: Independence/On Their Own/The Journey
Books: Go Ask Alice by Anonymous & The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Week 4: Integrity
Books: The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier & Speak by Laurie Anderson

Week 5: Intelligence: Reaching Understanding
Books: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card & An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Week 6: Nonfiction
Book: Dear Miss Breed by Joanne Oppenheim

Week 7: Identity: A Sense of Self
Books: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie & What Are You? by Pearl Fuyo Gaskins

Week 8: Intimacy: Relationships & Romance
Books: Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden & Romiette and Julio by Sharon M Draper

Week 9: Horror
Book: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Week 10: Fantasy/Science Fiction
Books: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman & Feed by MT Anderson

Week 11: Growing Up
Books: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson & Born Confused by Tanjua Desai Hidier

Week 12: War/Survival/Adventure
Books: How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff; Maus I: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman & Barefoot Gen: Volume I by Keiji Nakazawa

Week 13: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Books: A Step from Heaven by An Na & Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Week 14: How-to Guides
Books: The Social Climber's Guide to High School by Robyn Schneider & Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life by Linda Sivertsen & Tosh Sivertsen

1 comment:

christie said...

Duuuuude, I had to read almost twice that many books for 722! One per DAY some weeks! Good class, though. YA isn't my area of greatest expertise (I didn't read much YA fiction as a YA), so it was good to get such broad exposure.