Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dark Materials: Reflecting on Dystopian Themes in Young Adult Literature

Dark Materials: Reflecting on Dystopian Themes in Young Adult Literature By ANNISSA HAMBOUZ and KATHERINE SCHULTEN, NYTImes Learning Network

Are today’s young adult novels darker in theme than in years past? What’s behind the current wave of dystopia in young adult literature? In this lesson, students reflect on some of the reasons dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories appeal to young readers by engaging in one of six different activities

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