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Reading for Action : Engaging Youth in Social Justice Through Young Adult Literature - Ashley Boyd

Reading for Action

Engaging Youth in Social Justice Through Young Adult Literature

Paperback Published: 5th June 2019
ISBN: 9781475846676
Number Of Pages: 218
For Ages: 13 - 17 years old

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This book illustrates how teachers can draw upon young adult literature to facilitate students' social action. Each chapter centers on one novel that represents a contemporary topic including police brutality, women's rights, ecojustice, and bullying. In each, authors provide pre-, during-, and after reading strategies for teaching that connect the social issues in the texts to students' lives and to the world around them. They then offer a multitude of avenues for student action, emphasizing the need to move readers from understanding and awareness to asserting their own agency and capacities to effect change in their local, national, and global communities. In addition to methods for scaffolding students' analysis of texts and topics, authors also offer a plethora of additional resources such as documentaries, canonical companions for study, connected music, and supplementary lesson plans.

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With the proliferation of malignant narratives that purport to explain and justify social inequalities, teachers of young people need, more than ever, resources to counter them. Reading for Action provides, with great sensitivity, thought, and insight, precisely such a resource. Highly recommended.--Jeff Zentner, William C. Morris Award winning author, "The Serpent King and Goodbye Days"

Chapter 1: Bullying
Chapter 2: Global Poverty
Chapter 3: Mental Health
Chapter 4: Gender
Chapter 5: Human Trafficking
Chapter 6: Refugee Crisis
Chapter 7: Women's Rights
Chapter 8: Social Class Disparities in the United States
Chapter 9: Police Brutality
Chapter 10: Immigration Reform
Chapter 11: Social Acceptance of Diverse Sexual Orientations
Chapter 12: Environmental Protection and Ecojustice
About the Authors

ISBN: 9781475846676
ISBN-10: 1475846673
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13 - 17 years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 5th June 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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