Diversity, Literature, & Teens — Programs Announced

Have you started planning your trip to Albuquerque yet? The full list of programs for the YA Lit Symposium has been posted – and it looks like a great event!

Here’s a quick rundown of the programs that are planned:

  • Beyond Good Intentions and Chicken Soup: Young Adult Literature and Disability Diversity: How Far Have We Come?
  • Beyond Titillation: Sexuality and the Young Adult Novel
  • Celebramos Libros: Celebrating Mexican-American Literature!
  • Commercial Success and Diversity: Are Both Possible, or Are They a Contradiction in Terms?
  • Connecting Religious Teens with Literature
  • Doomed to Repeat It: Diversity in Historical Fiction
  • The Forms and Faces of Poetry for Teens
  • Heroes in International Literature
  • Images and Issues Beyond the Dominant: Including Diversity in Your Graphic Novel Collection
  • Looking for Diversity? Start with Your Own Teens
  • The New Gay Teen: Moving Beyond the “Issue” Novel
  • Talk the Walk: Learning New Booktalking Skills Designed to Reach a Variety of Diverse Teen Populations
  • readergirlz Special Ops: Reaching Underserved Teens

In addition to these programs, there will be four paper presentations.

  • Out of the Ghetto and into the Cape: The Changing Face of Graphic Literature
  • Pushing the Envelope: Exploring Sexuality in Teen Literature
  • Teens Today Don’t Read Books Anymore: A Study of Differences in Comprehension, Interest, and Engagement in Print Reading, E-book Reading, and Audiobook Listening
  • Cultural Inquiry, A Literature Based Model for Engaging Youth of Color

Keep watching the blog for additional information about the programs. Interviews with the presenters and sneak-peeks of the programs will be posted before the symposium!

For more information about the YA Literature Symposium – visit the YA Lit Symposium Webpage or the YA Lit Symposium Wiki.

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