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Spiering, Jenna – Knowledge Quest, 2019
As classroom teachers face continued pressure due to prescriptive standards and high-stakes testing, school librarians continue to look for ways to make learning more dynamic and authentic for the diverse students in our schools. However, adolescent literacy research as a field operates largely apart from the research about school libraries and…
Descriptors: Standards, Literacy, Librarians, Literacy Education
Reese, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Debbie Reese, a former elementary school teacher and assistant professor in American Indian Studies, publishes the blog American Indians in Children's Literature. Tribally enrolled at Nambe Pueblo, her book chapters and articles are taught in university classrooms in English, education, and library science across the U.S. and Canada. She is…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Minority Groups, Racial Factors, Cultural Differences
Heard, Jil'Lana – Knowledge Quest, 2015
Being concerned about the decline in recreational reading among adolescent students, with several colleagues, the author began brainstorming ideas on how to better promote reading. One of the ideas that kept recurring was hosting a book club for students. Since the focus would be on reintroducing the idea of reading for pleasure and not just for…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Clubs, Adolescents, Books
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Moorefield-Lang, Heather; Gavigan, Karen – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Due to the development of new 21st-century technologies, the world of children's and young adult literature is continually changing. For example, one of the fastest-growing multimodal formats that today's visually literate youth embrace is the digital graphic novel. Digital graphic novels are graphic novels produced on and/or accessed on some form…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Librarians, Novels, Graphic Arts
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Gilton, Donna L. – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Multicultural and ethnic literature is essential to people of all backgrounds and ages. It enables individuals from minority cultures to "learn, know, celebrate, and promote their own cultures," and it enables people from mainstream cultures to better understand diverse people. Almost one-third of Americans (30.6 percent) were people of color in…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Adolescent Literature, Multicultural Education, Trend Analysis
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White, Britt – Knowledge Quest, 2011
The use of graphic novels to engage students has increased steadily in recent years. School librarians and teachers throughout elementary, middle, and secondary schools are integrating graphic novels into English language arts learning and across the curriculum. The growing acceptance of graphic novels in teaching and learning activities is due in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, School Libraries, Novels, Teaching Methods
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Wopperer, Emily – Knowledge Quest, 2011
Literature for children and young adults is written for many different reasons. It is written purely to entertain, to help children and young adults understand the world they live in, or to help cope with problems they face. It can also be written to introduce new places, ideas, or situations to its readers, or to portray characters with whom…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Adults, Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature
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Gleason, Carrie – Knowledge Quest, 2011
In the past few years, there has been increasing demand from school librarians for books for "reluctant readers"--despite the impressive offering of children's literature published each year and the success of blockbuster series like "Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Twilight," and "Hunger Games," among others. This is also in addition to all…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Reading Ability, Librarians
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Warren-Gross, Laura – Knowledge Quest, 2009
The author's school had just been labeled a failing school by No Child Left Behind when its new principal arrived in the fall of 2007. In this demoralizing climate, teachers can get frustrated and choose to give up, or they can rise to the challenge, create a plan for improvement, and plunge into uncharted waters. This article discusses how the…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Federal Legislation, Leadership Responsibility, Media Specialists
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Seyfried, Jonathan – Knowledge Quest, 2008
Teachers often find themselves lamenting the loss of emergent readers to video games, television, and, most recently, the TTYL (talk/type to you later) culture of text messaging and Internet social networking. Trying to impart the joy of a good read to middle school students feels like pushing religion onto the perfectly content worshipers of…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, School Libraries, Adolescent Literature
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Harvey, Carl A., II; Kaplan, Allison G. – Knowledge Quest, 2007
This article features some of the programs offered in the Reno conference. Two of the preconferences at Reno will focus on children's literature. Judy Freeman will talk about some of the current and future trends for books for younger readers. She will share a plethora of some of the best picture books and chapter books. Ruth Cox Clark will take…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Picture Books, Young Adults
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Dickinson, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 2007
Graphic novels have been known to spark reading interest in teens. However, librarians still can not make the decision to integrate graphic novels into the book collection. In this article, the author addresses the issues related to the cataloging and classification of graphic novels.
Descriptors: Library Materials, Reading Interests, Novels, Adolescent Literature
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Krepps, Kathy; Null, Mindy; Pakowski, Kim – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Describes how high school librarians refocused their time and effort to make reading an integral part of the library program for teens. Discusses ALA (American Library Association) suggestions; a program developed around the theme of banned books; providing a wider variety of booktalks; and a newsletter highlighting new acquisitions. (LRW)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Censorship, Change Strategies
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Hopkins, Dianne McAfee – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Relevant studies on support from sociology, psychology, and communications, as well as library and information studies, are summarized and applied to analyze the services of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Cooperative Children's Book Center, a library widely sought for intellectual freedom support. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Childrens Literature
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Brown, Kathryn K. – Knowledge Quest, 2001
Discusses how school nurses and school library media specialists can work together to help adolescents cope with chronic illnesses. Topics include educating other students; Web sites devoted to illness and youth; keeping material on the shelves up-to-date; and affective aspects that can be addresses in literature. (LRW)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Affective Behavior
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