Students will study literature written for children and young adults, from birth through high school, to effectively select, evaluate, and appreciate this literature. Course material includes various formats (picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle grade books, young adult novels, or graphic narratives) and genres (traditional literature, fantasy, realism, historical fiction, factual books, or poetry). Topics include supporting young readers' selection of and responses to literature; studying the history of children's adn young adult literature; responding to censorship and controversy; and introducing children and young adults to books about diversity (race, ethnicity, disability, etc.).
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 6