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    • What’s Hot in Street Literature
    • Download this presentation and support materials at: *Wiki: http://kcboyd.wikispaces.com/ Blog: http://missdomino.blogspot.com/
    • What are pre-teens and teens reading?
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    • What do we call these books?
    • Ghetto Literature Hip Hop Literature Street Literature Urban Fiction Urban Literature
    • What are ‘labels’? Can ‘labels’ be dangerous? 'Urban' is Not the New 'Black' by Vanessa Morris http://streetliterature.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-07-04T11%3A50%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=4
    • Urban 'Urban' is Not the New 'Black' by Vanessa Morris http://streetliterature.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-07-04T11%3A50%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=4
    • Urban Fiction 'Urban' is Not the New 'Black' by Vanessa Morris http://streetliterature.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-07-04T11%3A50%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=4
    • Urban Literature 'Urban' is Not the New 'Black' by Vanessa Morris http://streetliterature.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-07-04T11%3A50%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=4
    • Street Literature Shepard, Leslie The History of Street Literature: The Story of Broadside Ballads, Chapbooks, Proclamations, News-Sheets, Election Bills, Tracts, Pamphlets, Cocks, Catchpennies, and other Ephemera. Detroit, Michigan: Singing Tree Press, 1973. 'Urban' is Not the New 'Black' by Vanessa Morris http://streetliterature.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-07-04T11%3A50%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=4
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    • Street Literature – reality based stories about the streets that are authentic, unapologetic and truthful. 'Urban' is Not the New 'Black' by Vanessa Morris http://streetliterature.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-07-04T11%3A50%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=4
    • Not every book Is Street Literature
      • 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.
      http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6632974.html
      • Librarians should make purchasing decisions based on
      • their knowledge of the following:
      • Students
      • Communities
      • Collection needs
      • Other criteria set forth in the CPS Collection Development Policy for School Librarians
      • Why Should Library Collections
      • Contain Some Street Literature Titles?
      • Timeless themes such as peer pressure, violence, pregnancy, divorce, drugs and sex appear in the stories.
      • Students should be exposed to a variety of genres.
      • The stories are cautionary tales that takes the reader on a journey that forces them to compare the stories to their own lives.
      • The students can directly relate to the characters and empathize with their struggles.
      • Why Should Library Collections
      • Contain Some Street Literature Titles?
      • The stories within the genre serve as a platform for discussion/dialogue for tweens and teens with adults.
      • Some students are avid readers and are looking for a challenge when reading Street Literature.
      • Some students possess the emotional maturity to understand and handle the content in these books.
      • The genre meets the needs of a group of library patrons that have historically been ignored.
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      • Popular Street Literature
      • ‘ Read Alikes’
      • Middle School
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      • Popular Street Literature
      • Novels And Series: High School
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      • K.C.’s “Must Read” Booklist
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      • Where can I find more
      • information about
      • Street Literature?
    • View today’s presentation on: http://kcboyd.wikispaces.com/ K.C. Boyd, Librarian Chicago Public Schools Email: [email_address] Facebook: K.c. Boyd Blog: http://missdomino.blogspot.com/ Twitter: kc_boyd Contributing writer for: http://phatfiction.wikispaces.com/
    • Nominated in Two Categories : Best New Blog Blog to Watch http://www.blackweblogawards.com/