Northeastern MA Readers' Advisory Round Table
The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table's Young Adult Fiction Arc: Relationship Stories
Benchmark: Everyone Reads Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park
This is the first of a three-meeting arc covering Young Adult Fiction. In March 2018 we will talk about YA GLBTQIA, and in May 2018: YA Genre Blends. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions can be found on our blog.
Please read a 2nd title in the YA Fiction Arc: Relationship Stories--look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.
Appeal to be read for January meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about character, the use of dialogue, and tone.
Meeting every other month, the NE RA RT reads from one genre--and then discusses the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. They cover a different genre every meeting, allowing each of the participants to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors. The discussion leaders are Leane Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nanci Milone Hill (email@example.com).
- Tuesday, January 23, 2018
- 9:45am - 12:00pm
- Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield