Young Adult Literature Reflects the Social Norms and Values of the Day
What are the elements of characterization?
Should the books we read be more about seeing ourselves or escaping ourselves?
Society’s norms and values influence literature and literature, in turn, influences society.
It is important to see ourselves in the stories we read.
Time, Place and Space
Literature helps us explore historical periods and identify changes in society.
Orientation in Space and Time
“The relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.”
“Literature highlights the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations.”