Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Interdisciplinary

First Advisor

Robert J. Nash

Abstract

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.

Language

en

Number of Pages

87 p.

Available for download on Friday, October 04, 2019

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