Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Robert J. Nash
We are what we read.
People read for many different reasons and outcomes. We may read for information, affirmation, escape, or inspiration. We may read to get in a better mood. Various studies have shown that readers are more apt to be empathetic, to understand that their experience is not the only experience. Through Scholarly Personal Narrative, I trace my own evolution of reading and my curious preference for Young Adult (YA) literature. Contemporary YA literature offers a unique combination of viewpoint, emotion, and transportation which allows for a deeper understanding of diverse backgrounds, and I explore whether a program of purposeful choices can influence perspective.
Number of Pages
Jewkes, Cary Rich, "Changing the Narrative: The Educational Power of Reading Young Adult Literature" (2019). Graduate College Dissertations and Theses. 1029.
Available for download on Friday, October 04, 2019