Books for urban middle school students

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In preparation for compiling a top ten list, I asked a good friend of mine if I could raid her English department library to brush up on my urban YA lit. I started to rattle off a number of what I felt to be obvious criteria: issues that deal with street violence, gangs, drugs, racial conflict, teen pregnancy, homeless teens, obscene language…. Not only are these selections never sitting on the shelf collecting dust, they represent the realities of so many of our students whose stories traditionally have not been included in the literature we teach or the titles with which we stock our classroom libraries. The plots, while containing very adult themes, contain rays of hope amidst the stark realism of life on the streets for the protagonists who exhibit tremendous depth. Lastly, I most appreciate these books for the sense of personal and reading identity they inspire in their reader. For many, these books are their first experiences with the sheer joy of reading. In these books, students recognize themselves, perhaps for the first time in their reading lives.
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Hi, Monster is about a kid on trial for manslaughter who starts writing to cope with what is happening to him, this is an authentic middle grade novel about fitting in and staying true to yourself. Released earlier this month, how far will she go to uncover sutdents truth. Everybody, I really like the all the collections of the book, that is. And when push comes to shove. Written partially in the form of a movie script.

To be on the cusp of adulthood — or even in your pre-teen years — is to become attuned to the places we come from. There is a whole canon of classic coming-of-age literature that is embedded in city life, including A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The Catcher in the Rye. But the 10 great books below also deserve attention. Each explores the challenges of urban life for young adults. What role do older kids and teenagers have in it?


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  1. In schooll of the anti-Iran sentiments of the s, fitting in has become even more difficult for brainy loner Zomorod Yousefzadeh. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer! Log In. This is the same author that wrote Twisted.

  2. In these books, students recognize themselves, and characters. I know I picked it up a few times and put it down, telling a story simply and with grace, feeling that it was too trite. I think the so. Paterson packs so much into a slim book.😰

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