Lessons in disability : essays on teaching with young adult literature
|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Disability is a growing reality. According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 57 million people--19 percent of the population--had a disability in 2010, more than half being reported as "severe." Interest in disability studies is also growing, in literature, film, art, politics and religion. Exploring the intersection between disability and young adult literature, this collection of new essays fills a gap in scholarship between teachers and YAL scholars. The contributors offer textual analysis, best practices and numerous examples that enable teachers to expose students to dynamic characters who both reflect and contrast with the reader's reality.
ContentsIntroduction: Exploring disability through young adult literature / Jacob Stratman
Disability, young adult literature and pedagogical strategies. The social construction of disabilities and differences: cultivating appreciation of diversity in an elementary classroom through critical reading, writing and reflection / Anne Katz
A little piece of Evan: adolescent literature and the autism spectrum / Jeanne Dutton and Jennifer Miller
Middle school adolescents developing critical stances around difference in young adolescent literature in literature circles / Jeanne Gilliam Fain and Lesley Craig-Unkefer
Teaching and reading wonder and Marcelo in the real world with critical eyes / Abbye Meyer and Emily Wender
(Re)defining disability with the Schneider Family Book Award and community engagement / Jacob Stratman
Using YA literature that portrays disabilities as canonical companions / Janine J. Darragh
Disability, young adult literature and literary theory. Beowulf and aesthetic nervousness: a multidimensional pedagogy / Darcy Mullen
"So tough, so brave, the consummate survivor": war trauma and disability in the Harry Potter series / Marc Napolitano
Deconstructing disability: the dragons and girls in Ursula K. Leguin's Earthsea and Merrie Haskell's Handbook for dragonslayers / Erin Wyble Newcomb
"Without a word or sign": enmeshing deaf and gay identity in young adult literature / Angel Daniel Matos.
Children with disabilities in literature.
People with disabilities in literature.
Young adult literature -- History and criticism.
Young adult literature -- Study and teaching.
|Publisher|| Jefferson, North Carolina :2016
viii, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.