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Young Adult Literature in the Media Center


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YA literature explained to middle school students.

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Young Adult Literature in the Media Center

  1. 1. Young Adult W H A T Y O U N E E D T O K N O W A B O U T Y A L I T E R A T U R E I N O U R M E D I A C E N T E R
  2. 2. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) defines a young adult as someone between the ages of twelve and eighteen. WHO?
  3. 3. Because YA novels tend to handle deeper issues, they tend to be better suited for more mature readers. WHO?
  4. 4. Books written with young adults in mind confront issues that are of great importance to teens and their families. WHAT? Coming of age Dating & sex Friendships Self esteem Fitting in Family Drugs Abuse School Mental health
  5. 5. YA novels in our collection were purchased based on reviews stating their appropriateness for the middle school level. Many contain a moral or lesson and while some may contain language, drugs, sex, or violence, it shouldn't be gratuitous. WHAT?
  6. 6. YA readers connect with characters & what they're going through, allowing them to learn about negative situations. YA books "tells its readers the truth, however disagreeable that may sometimes be." WHY?
  7. 7. YA books also help them to find role models, to make sense of the world they inhabit, to develop a personal philosophy of being, to determine what is right or wrong. WHY?
  8. 8. Be aware of your family's moral and value system. Don't check out a book that your parents wouldn't be comfortable with you reading. SO WHAT?