This course will examine the recent surge of high-quality fiction that aims for a slightly
younger audience. The course focuses on some common themes and in young adult fiction
such as dystopia, multiculturalism, problem solving and self-understanding. The class will attempt to understand what makes a novel a “Young Adult” novel. Students will also examine poetry and non-fiction pieces as well.
BOOK LIST (Click on the books to pull up a slide show of the covers)
Grades: 9 & 10