Title

Confronting Rape Culture with Powerful YA Texts.

Document Type

Blog

Publication Date

10-17-2018

Publication Title

Dr. Bickmore's YA Wednesday

Abstract

On October 4, 2018 Kelly Roberts wrote a piece for The Conversation that was, in part, a way to react to the Kavanaugh hearings through a robust YA novel, Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Most people in the field of YA scholarship know the book and its constant impact in classrooms and among individual readers for nearly twenty years. I have personally witnessed Ms. Anderson, not only sign books for the obligatory 30 to 60 minutes but she stays and listens to the intimate stories and concerns that readers of the book want to share with her for as long as it takes. She looks them in the eye, she hugs them if they need it, and she believes them.

Disciplines

Children's and Young Adult Literature | Fiction | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication

Language

English


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