Choose from the following options but requirements remain the same.
Using one theoretical lens that we have discussed in class, analyze how Young Adults (YA) either challenges or reinforces a specific social expectation of identity. Be sure to specify what lens you are using somewhere in your introduction and stick to that approach in your analysis.
Critical Race Theory
Post Colonial Criticism
Choose a theme/topic/trope/etc. and examine its importance to children’s literature. Topics may include: tricksters, anthropomorphic animals, the forest of transformation, ambiguous endings, power dynamics, mental illness, bullying, alienation/isolation, damsels, heroes, villains, etc.
⦁Two central novel we read in class
- Quotes from books
⦁One outside sources*
⦁7-10 pages, MLA format (title page, Works Cited, etc.), size 12 font, Double Spaced.
⦁Works Cited and title pages do not count towards page requirement!
Novels We’ve Read
⦁Perks of Being a Wallflower
⦁American Born Chinese
⦁The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
⦁The Hunger Games
⦁Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
⦁The Hate U Give (if you read the whole novel)
⦁Brown Girl Dreaming