What do we call these books? 6 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
Ghetto LiteratureHip Hop LiteratureStreet Literature Urban Fiction Urban Literature 7 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
Urban Fiction Subgenres of Urban Fiction8 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature by Vanessa I. Morris
Urban Fiction – stories set in urban settings/citiesthat feature characters whose experiences spancultural, social, political, geographical, andeconomic boundaries. The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature by Vanessa I. Morris 9 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
Sex and the City is Viewed as a Urban Comedy 10 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
*What is Street Literature?Street Literature –reality based stories about the streets that areauthentic, unapologetic and truthful. The genre is location specificand 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 11 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
Ghetto LiteratureHip Hop LiteratureStreet Literature Urban Fiction Urban Literature 12 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
Why Should Library Collections Contain Some Street Literature Titles?- Timeless themes such as peerpressure, violence, pregnancy, divorce, drugs and sex appear in thestories.- Students should be exposed to a variety of genres.- The stories are cautionary tales that takes the reader on a journey thatforces them to compare the stories to their own lives.- The students can directly relate to the characters and empathize with 13 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11their struggles.
Why Should Library Collections Contain Some Street Literature Titles?- The stories within the genre serve as a platform for discussion/dialoguefor tweens and teens with adults.- Some students are avid readers and are looking for a challenge whenreading Street Literature.- Some students possess the emotional maturity to understand and handlethe content in these books.- The genre meets the needs of a group of library patrons that have 14 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11historically been ignored.
Not every book Is StreetLiterature 15 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
Should I Have Street Literature In My Collection? 16 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
Chicago Public Schools Collection Development Policy for School Libraries Found under ‘CPS Board Approves Library Collection Development Policy – Librarian Information’ http://policy.cps.k12.il.us/documents/604.7.pdfLibrarians should make purchasing decisions based ontheir knowledge of the following:StudentsCommunitiesCollection needsOther criteria set forth in the CPS Collection Development Policy for School Librarians 17 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
Be Prepared to Defend theGenre and Books in Your Collection - Make sure you understand the district selection and reconsideration policy that addresses written challenges to books.- Understand your students and the community- Read the books- Read reviews http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6632974.html 18 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
My Success is Attributed to…. Supportive Teaching StaffSupportive Administration Teachers that Read to their Students 19 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11 Keeping Abreast of New Trends
Early Writers of Street Literature 20 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11
K.C. Boyd, Library Media Specialisthttp://email@example.com://www.slideshare.net/kcboyd1 Warrior Library Media Specialist, Lover of Street Literature, Hip-Hop/House Music Lover, Reviewer of Books and Girlie GirlYou can follow me on: Twitter@kc_boyd Facebook@kcboyd Linkedin@kcboyd 70 K.C. Boyd, 11-29-11