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Tweens and Teens and Street Lit. revised

  1. 1. Pre-teens, Teens and Street Literature 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  2. 2. View this presentation at: http://csulimscohort.wikispaces.com/Multiculture+Literature 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  3. 3. 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. "...It takes the entire community to ensure student achievement and success.“ Principal, Terrance Abdul Little
  4. 4. What are pre-teens and teens reading? 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  5. 5. What do we call these books? 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
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  7. 7. Urban Fiction Chick Lit Street Lit Urban Erotica Urban Fantasy Lad Lit Subgenres of Urban Fiction 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature by Vanessa I. Morris
  8. 8. 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. Urban Fiction – stories set in urban settings/cities that feature characters whose experiences span cultural, social, political, geographical, and economic boundaries. The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature by Vanessa I. Morris
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  11. 11. Street Literature – reality based stories about the streets that are authentic, unapologetic and truthful. The genre is location specific and depicts tales about the daily lives of people living in lower-income city neighborhoods. The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature by Vanessa I. Morris 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  12. 12. <ul><li>Why Should Library Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Contain Some Street Literature Titles? </li></ul><ul><li>- Timeless themes such as peer pressure, violence, pregnancy, divorce, drugs and sex appear in the stories. </li></ul><ul><li>- Students should be exposed to a variety of genres. </li></ul><ul><li>- The stories are cautionary tales that takes the reader on a journey that forces them to compare the stories to their own lives. </li></ul><ul><li>- The students can directly relate to the characters and empathize with their struggles. </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Why Should Library Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Contain Some Street Literature Titles? </li></ul><ul><li>- The stories within the genre serve as a platform for discussion/dialogue for tweens and teens with adults. </li></ul><ul><li>- Some students are avid readers and are looking for a challenge when reading Street Literature. </li></ul><ul><li>- Some students possess the emotional maturity to understand and handle the content in these books. </li></ul><ul><li>- The genre meets the needs of a group of library patrons that have historically been ignored. </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  14. 14. Not every book Is Street Literature 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Make sure your school has a written selection and reconsideration policy that addresses written challenges to books. If you don’t, you’re totally vulnerable. </li></ul>http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6632974.html 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Librarians should make purchasing decisions based on </li></ul><ul><li>their knowledge of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Collection needs </li></ul><ul><li>Other criteria set forth in the CPS Collection Development Policy for School Librarians </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  17. 17. <ul><li>Early Writers of Street Literature </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  18. 18. 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. Author, Stephen Crane
  19. 19. 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. Author, Frank Norris
  20. 20. 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. Author, Abraham Cahan
  21. 21. <ul><li>Author, Claude Brown </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Robert “Iceberg Slim” Beck </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Donald Goines </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Popular Street Literature </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Read Alikes’ for Middle School Students </li></ul><ul><li>Classics and my favorites </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
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  33. 33. <ul><li>Popular Street Literature </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Read Alikes’ for High School Students </li></ul><ul><li>Classics and my favorites </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
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  44. 44. <ul><li>Popular Street Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Novels And Series: Adult </li></ul><ul><li>Classics and my favorites </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
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  51. 51. <ul><li>Excellent Resources for Librarians </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  52. 52. 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. Paula Brehm-Heeger
  53. 53. 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. Denise Agusto and Sandra Hughes-Hassell
  54. 54. 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S. Megan Sweeney
  55. 55. Megan Honig Former Young Adult Materials Specialist Central Collection Development New York Public Library 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  56. 56. <ul><li>The Reader’s Advisory Guide </li></ul><ul><li>to Street Literature </li></ul><ul><li>by Vanessa I. Morris </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Teaching Professor, </li></ul><ul><li>The iSchool at Drexel University </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  57. 57. <ul><li>http://phatfiction.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Susan McClelland </li></ul><ul><li>Reader’s Advisory Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Oak Park Public Library </li></ul>9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  58. 58. Vanessa I. Morris http://www.jahreinaresearch.info/VJMWebsite/ 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.
  59. 61. Assignment: 1. Using “Through the Eyes of a Child” 8 th edition, read pages 73-75 – “Standards for Evaluating Multicultural Literature” 2. Choose a picture or fiction multicultural book of your choice 3. Answer questions 1-17 under the “Evaluation Criteria” exercise on page 75. 4. Give detailed examples for each response 5. Print a copy of your assignment and submit it during class on Tuesday, September 20 th . 9/13/11 - LIMS 5230 Compiled by K.C. Boyd, M.L.S.

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