Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 231 x 160 x 14 mm
At the core, young adult literature has always forced us as readers to challenge our own assumptions, engage in difficult conversations, and think more critically about race, class, gender, and other markers of identity. With Young Adult Literature and the Digital World, Dail, Witte, and Bickmore have curated a collection that presents us with yet another set of lenses that bring new literacies to the fore. With contributions that examine everything from emojis and hashtags to graphic novels, TED Talks, and transmedia storytelling, more than twenty educators featured in this volume push us to think about subversion, culture jamming, affinity spaces, and even reinterpretations of Shakespeare for a digital age. Indeed, the concept of "ubuntu" - "I can be me because of who we are together" - lives in this collection, and we see how teachers bring YA issues and identities to light in a variety of innovative ways. -- Troy Hicks, professor of English & Education, Central Michigan University, author, Crafting Digital Writing (2013) & Because Digital Writing Matters (2010)
Young Adult Literature and the Digital World debunks once and for all the tired, outdated idea that young adult literature and digital media tools are mere add-ons to the 'real' ELA curriculum. The contributors to this volume display in vivid, engaging fashion how young people are taking inspiration from books that honor them as readers and thinkers and leveraging digital communication tools to raise their voices as young scholars and citizens. This book is vital to all teachers mentoring young people as they compose new personal and social lives into existence. -- Nicole Mirra, assistant professor of Urban Teacher Education, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University
Young Adult Literature and the Digital World: Textual Engagements through Visual Media is a much needed text; one that highlights how digital and traditional literary spaces collide, providing teachers a plethora of ideas for guiding their students down a multitude of learning paths. This text provides teaching ideas that will help teachers ignite youth passion, and it will support teachers as they guide students in establishing personal learning trajectories centered on young adult literature and digital media. -- Dr. Hannah R. Gerber, associate professor of Literacy, Sam Houston State University, president, International Council of Educational Media
The mobile phones young people carry around with them have more computing power than NASA when astronauts went to the moon in 1969. What it means to be a young adult is undergoing a radical transformation in the 21st century, dizzily perpetuated by the speed, reach, and ubiquity of digital devices. How are teachers to explore that transformation clearheadedly? Dail, Witte, and Bickmore have a way forward. They have invited some of the best voices in the field to escort readers through the worlds of young adult literature and digital literacies. The result is a fantastic collection of pedagogical moonshots that will leave readers gazing anew at the stars with their feet firmly planted on the schoolground. -- Tom Liam Lynch, professor, Education Technology, Pace University, creator, Gradgrind's Education Blog
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