Category Archives: Class Discussions
The new hot thing in Young Adult Novels are having trailers for books. I know y’all want extra credit. If you can make a professional looking trailer with music and images (I would suggest using something like Animoto) and post … Continue reading
Here is a great interview with Judy Blume who was on NPR recently. She talks about great things like bullying, puberty, and lots of other issues she’s addressed in her books–as well as how to deal with the censors. Plus, … Continue reading
Did anyone catch this Simpson’s episode? The Book Job addresses some great issues with young adult literature and writing. Watch the episode and tell me what you think.
As we started to discuss in class today, Gene Luen Yang used a number of stereotypical images of Chinese and Chinese American’s to create his character Chin-Kee. In his 2007 Printz Award Acceptance Speech, he states, “I suddenly appreciated how … Continue reading
Hiromi Goto’s “Half World” has a book trailer. It’s as though the publishing company is already preparing for a potential movie. There are not many books that have trailers. What do you think of the trailer? Does it make the book … Continue reading
Here’s the link to the article on Brian Selznick who does picture books for young adults. The illustrations are beautiful. I may order on and bring it to class to get the effect. This NPR link also has links to … Continue reading