Seminar on Literature for Youth

Seminar on Literature for Youth

Annette Lamb will no longer be teaching or updating this course after December 2021, but the materials will continue to be available.

From graphic biographies and histories to plant and animal field guides, libraries are full of engaging nonfiction for children and young adults. By pairing popular fiction with nonfiction books, identifying clusters of related works, introducing graphic novel-style nonfiction to reluctant readers, and tying engaging nonfiction works to online tools and ebook resources, librarians can attract new readers and promote essential 21st century skills.
In addition, this course explores ways that readers’ advisory services can be used to connect nonfiction titles with readers through both direct and indirect means. Finally, nonfiction reading is fun! This course provides opportunities to read and analyze a wide range of nonfiction books for youth.
Recent changes in standards have placed emphasis on informational reading making this a particularly timely topic for school and public librarians alike. Come join the fun!

Check out my nonfiction reading booklist.

To register for this course, go to IUPUI.
To enjoy the lessons, simply use the links below.

Lesson 1: Informational Reading

Lesson 2: Collection Development

Lesson 3: Guidelines and Standards

Lesson 4: Emergent Readers and Read-Alouds

Lesson 5: Motivation and Reluctant Readers

Lesson 6: Graphic Nonfiction

Lesson 7: Literary Nonfiction and Biography

Lesson 8: Humanities Collections

Lesson 9: History and Geography Collections

Lesson 10: STEM Collections

Lesson 11: Pairings and Clusters

Lesson 12: Series and Reference

Lesson 13: Innovative Approaches

Lesson 14: Connecting with Youth

Lesson 15: Technology Connections