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 childrens 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
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 Weve 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