The Ya Ya Yas have started a great discussion about social class in Young Adult literature, with commentors generating an ever-growing list of recommended books (and questions about how class is and isn’t depicted and about how class and race intersect in literature for young people).
Thanks to Liz B. at the Tea Cozy blog for the link to the Ya Ya discussion and to Little Willow’s list of fiction about social class.
Has anyone been using any of these books (or others) to teach young people to think more deeply about class issues?
Thanks for the link!
I am not a teacher, so I haven’t had the opportunity to use these books in a classroom setting. I talk about Gatsby often, as it’s one of my all-time favorite novels. I also wrote a lengthy review of The Fortunes of Indigo Skye last night over here: