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Saturday, January 23 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Lens in Action: Using New YA Literature and New Literacies to Re-Think Adolescence

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The presenters will share new children’s and young adult literature texts and critique dominant images of adolescence. Based on a synthesis of practicing and preservice teachers’ experiences, the presenters will recommend titles for mentor texts with popular culture and new titles and approaches for critical youth studies projects in literacy and teacher education. 

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Amy Cummins

Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
I teach children's and young adult literature at a university in deep south Texas on the border. I am particularly interested in Latinx youth literature, vampire series in fiction and onscreen, and environmental studies.
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R. Joseph Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso
R. Joseph Rodríguez is Assistant Professor of Literacy and English Teacher Education in the Department of English at The University of Texas at El Paso. He teaches courses in the following areas: children’s and young adult literature, content area literacy, cultural and language... Read More →

Saturday January 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Ballroom A-Atrium Level (Lobby)