I am visiting and presenting at the Kennesaw Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference. What a great day! The day focusing on Young Adult Literature has been fantastic. The two author keynotes are Laurie Halse Anderson and Ashley Hope Perez. I was part of a presentation about the teaching of Anderson's Seeds of America Trilogy, March, and All American Boys through a combined Social Studies and English Language Arts lens using primary sources. We will post the resources for that presentation on Friday, March 24, 2017. I also gave a brief presentation about web sources for Young Adult Literature. I selected only ten, of course, there are great many more. I selected ten that I think are anchors, webpages that honor young adult literature and the work of teachers, librarians, researchers, and readers without being overly commercial or controlled by marketing.
Dr. Derek Riddle and I, Dr. Steve Bickmore, are conducting a study on LDS Teachers and their books selection practices.
Young Adult Literature Questionnaire of English Language Arts Teachers (7-12) who Identify as Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Please consider taking the Questionnaire and sending others the information.
Dr. Bickmore is an associate professor of English Education at UNLV. He is a scholar of Young Adult Literature and past editor of The ALAN Review and the current president elect of ALAN. He is a available for speaking engagements at schools, conferences, book festivals, and parent organizations. More information can be found on the Contact page and the About page.
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