Category Archives: Literature

Young Adult Literature Review #5

Title: The Arrival Author: Shaun Tan Reading Level: N/A, but interest level grades 7-9 (according to Scholastic) Synopsis: Through illustrations that are simultaneously whimsical and realistic, Shaun Tan uses only pictures to depict the story of a man who migrates to a new land in … Continue reading

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Young Adult Books and Classic Novels

As mentioned in my last post, I recently created a bibliography of young adult books that can be paired with classics. I found several books that could be paired with novels that are often taught in middle/high school. They are listed below! … Continue reading

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Young Adult Books and Classic Plays

This semester, I took a young adult literature class, and for my final project, I created a bibliography of young adult books that can be paired with classics. I found several books that could be paired with plays that are … Continue reading

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Young Adult Literature Review #4

Title: Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon Author: Steve Sheinkin Reading Level: 6.4 grade level equivalent (according to Scholastic), but definitely most appropriate for high school readers Synopsis: We all know that this story does not have a … Continue reading

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Young Adult Literature Review #3

Title: A Wrinkle in Time Author: Madeleine L’Engle  Reading Level: 5.8 grade level equivalent (according to Scholastic); despite it’s lower reading level, this book includes sophisticated vocabulary and sentence structure variety; though probably best as a middle school book, it could be valuable … Continue reading

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Young Adult Literature Review #2

Title: Feed Author: M.T. Anderson Reading Level: 6.7 grade level equivalent (according to Scholastic); however, due to language and themes, I would recommend using this with high school students Synopsis: On a spring break trip to the moon, Titus and his … Continue reading

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Young Adult Literature Review #1

How I Live Now Author: Meg Rosoff Reading Level: 8.5 grade level equivalent (according to Scholastic) Synopsis: How I Live Now tells the story of Daisy, a fifteen year old girl who is sent from her home in New York to her cousins’ … Continue reading

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