Lessons in Disability: Essays on Teaching with Young Adult Literature

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Jacob Stratman
McFarland, Nov 16, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
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    Disability is a growing reality. According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 57 million people--19 percent of the population--had a disability in 2010, more than half being reported as "severe."

   Interest in disability studies is also growing, in literature, film, art, politics and religion. Exploring the intersection between disability and young adult literature, this collection of new essays fills a gap in scholarship between teachers and YAL scholars. The contributors offer textual analysis, best practices and numerous examples that enable teachers to expose students to dynamic characters who both reflect and contrast with the reader's reality.

 

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Contents

Exploring Disability through Young Adult LiteratureJacob Stratman
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Disability Young Adult Literature and Pedagogical Strategies
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Disability Young Adult Literature and Literary Theory
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About the Contributors
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Index
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 Jacob Stratman is associate professor of English and chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at John Brown University. His articles on young adult literature have been published in SIGNAL, English Journal, Christianity and Literature and Literature and Belief. He lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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