PRESENTING SUPERB RESEARCH THAT ADVANCES THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

Examining Images of Urban Life

A Resource for Teachers of Young Adult Literature

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November 2020
9781975502447
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    Myers Education Press
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  • Language English
  • Pages 175 pp.
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November 2020
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November 2020
9781975502454
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    Myers Education Press
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  • Pages 175 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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There are novels that portray the city as magical places, others as stifling, imposing environments, and others still as a gritty but beautiful, living landscape. Cities can be the center of culture, business, arts, and are the meeting places for diversities of all kinds. Examining Images of Urban Life gathers contributions from scholars and young adult authors who consider how living in a city affects character identity and growth, and the ways authors world-build the urban setting. The book discusses what the urban landscape means, most especially to those who live in cities. It dispels the media-driven, anecdotally propagated preconceptions about city living. This book also serves as a resource in urban settings, wherein teachers can select books that mirror and advocate for the very students sitting in their classes. The centerpiece of this collection revolves around a reconsideration of what the city represents, to its readers and to its inhabitants. Urban life is varied and rich, just as its literature is.

Laura M. Nicosia

Laura Nicosia (PhD, New York University) is Professor of English at Montclair State University, New Jersey, where she teaches all things American literature, Young Adult/Children’s Literatures, Speculative Fiction: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and literary theory. Nicosia is the author of Educators Online: Preparing Today’s Educators for Tomorrow’s Digital Literacies, co-editor of Through a Distorted Lens: Media as Curricula and Pedagogy in the 21st Century, co-editor of Critical Insights: John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, and co-editor of the two-volume set, Notable American Writers.

James F. Nicosia

Dr. Jim Nicosia is a writer, scholar and children's literacy advocate. He teaches American literature, Grammars of English and Young Adult Literature at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is the author of Reading Mark Strand, runs the BoyBookoftheMonth.com website for reluctant readers and regularly speaks to teachers and young readers about invigorating their reading lives. He is the co-editor of Critical Insights: John Steinbeck’s The Pearl and the 2-volume set, Notable American Women Writers.

urban, young adult literature, children's literature, fiction, teaching, pedagogy, cities, urban landscape, settings, social justice