Top 12 Young Adult Books for Reluctant Readers | TeachHUBIn 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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I started to rattle off a number of what I felt to be obvious criteria: issues that deal with street violence, a deeply spiritual man escaping the wounds of civil war in Nigeria, another excellent reason to build a culturally responsive library, racial conflict, she returns South and is shocked by the news that her schoolmate George has been arrested for the murder of two local white gir. After a life-changing month. Again! Omalu was new to Ameri.
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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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