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Pictures (adolescent lit class #5)

Pictures week

This week’s class (Nov. 24, 2014) focuses on visual literacy: pictures in young adult literature, in works of both fiction and nonfiction. I offer some questions in the individual posts about the role of these books in the classroom; as always, feel free to respond in other ways with your thoughts on any of this week’s titles.

Here’s what we are reading, with links to the two individual posts where you can comment.

Picture books

  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Scholastic, 2007)
  • The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin by Peter Sís (Farrar, 2003)

Graphic novels

  • Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang (First Second, 2013)
  • Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke (Lee & Low, 2010)
Lauren Adams About Lauren Adams

Lauren Adams teaches English and ELL at Natick High School and adolescent literature at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Formerly a Senior Editor for The Horn Book Magazine, she regularly contributes book reviews.

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