You will select and read two (2) young adult novels that address diverse perspectives and populations of young adolescents. For each novel, you will complete a reading review and response that incorporates critical perspectives. A suggested list of titles is provided in the galleries below.
Milner Library and our larger I-Share library group have PLENTY of copies of these titles from which you can borrow! You DO NOT have to purchase the 2 books you'll read for your analysis.
For your two diverse YA novels you select to analyze, you are asked to provide information on seven key factors:
In order to answer some of these questions you will need to consult NoveList Plus. Directions on how to use NoveList Plus are included below for your guidance.
NoveList Plus is a database of literature that provides synopses and reviews of books, teaching ideas, and a Lexile Ranking (independent readability).
Watch the NoveList Plus Overview video to learn about how to find NoveList on the Milner website and an overview of the main features on NoveList.
You can also open the NoveList Plus database directly using the link below.
Watch the Basic Search for a Title Video to learn about how to search for a book by title on NoveList Plus.
Then, try searching for your book.
Watch the Determining Readability of a Text/Lexile Levels Video to learn about where to find a book's lexile number on NoveList Plus and how to convert that to an approximate grade level.
Then, find the lexile number for your book and use the chart below to understand more about what that lexile number means.
Watch the Advanced Searching Video in NoveList to get an overview of search limits (date, audience, grade, awards, etc.), how to narrow results, and find related lists and articles.
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