Literature has long been the foundation of the English Language Arts (ELA) classroom. It is through the reading and exploration of literature that ELA teachers and their students achieve learning objectives and course standards; additionally, it should be a goal of every ELA teacher to present students with literature that they will find engaging, challenging, and enjoyable. When the importance of literature to the ELA classroom is fully considered, it is logical to assume great care should go into the selection of the texts used. There seems, however, to be a tendency for schools to lean back on the same canon of texts that has been used for decades.
"“Rewriting the Rules:” Postcolonial Perspectives on Contemporary Young Adult Literature,"
Augsburg Honors Review: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: https://idun.augsburg.edu/honors_review/vol12/iss1/5