Novels in Verse for Teens: A Guidebook with Activities for Teachers and Librarians, 1st Edition

  • Lisa Krok
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440874948
  • ISBN-13: 9781440874949
  • DDC: 808.83
  • 164 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Novels in verse are popular and have recently won some important awards. They are of great value to teachers and librarians as a way of reaching all teens, including marginalized teens and those who may be struggling or reluctant readers. This guide shows how to pair books with teens based on their needs, interests, and specific situations, and suggests activities to further engage them that are tied to Common Core and AASL standards for easy lesson planning. Verse novels address a widely diverse demographic and a variety of topics, including various cultures, religions, racism, LGBTQ+ themes, mental illness, poverty, homelessness, sexual assault, self-harm/suicide, domestic violence, family dynamics, disabilities, refugees, English language learners, and more. Novels in verse provide a modern, practical alternative to older classics that may not appeal or may intimidate teens. This book provides a one-stop resource for choosing and using novels in verse with teen readers.