2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 6174 Literature for Children, Tweens, and Teens in a Diverse Society

This course explores the range of literature published for today’s young readers as well as the many roles that literature can play in home, community, and school settings. Participants will learn strategies for locating high quality children’s books in different genres; practice with criteria for evaluating books for quality, complexity, and utility; and be introduced to strategies for incorporating children’s books across the curriculum. Special attention is paid to the need for diverse voices and representations in children’s literature and to the potential books hold to build cultural competencies and connections.