Friday, September 28, 2012
Oh c'mon lurking lurkers... your advice please!
ALSO. Go to this tumblr of amazing things. She pairs lines from books with TV shows of today, and it works so awesomely well. Very cool.
And it looks like I'll be full time next semester due to a maternity leave (not mine, haha, one I'm covering) AND I get to teach a young adult literature course! OH YEAH, I SAID IT. And we get to DESIGN IT, YO. Another teacher and I are going to team teach-- she's going to do children's lit, and I'm going to hit young adult. I'm thinking some John Green, maybe some Hunger Games, and we're going to find out if we can do Harry Potter. Oh, and The Outsiders!
Any suggestions, leave them in the comments. I'm thinking I should look at high school required reading and avoid any YA on those lists, you know like Catcher in the Rye, Lois Lowry, A Wrinkle in Time... they will have read most of that. I am the go to girl for amazing off the grid YA literature.
Separated this out because there are a few other people who happen by on occasion and I'd like to hear their thoughts... if they happen by...
p.s. I was in a meeting with associate professors and the chair of the department when this fell into my lap, and we were discussing whether Harry Potter could be considered, and I said, out loud, filter off, "Wait, this is my job? Like you want to pay me for this?" Thank goodness they just laughed, not knowing I totally meant it and would design and teach this class for FREE.