desert island question

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Mon Apr 26 13:05:15 EDT 2004

>Depending on the scope of the class, it may be as appropriate to cover YA 
>as books for younger children -- YA belongs in the broader category of 
>"children's literature" insofar as it's a genre ignored by critics of 
>"adult's" literature, and many books straddle the border -- particularly 
>in fantasy.

Just to clarify -- the students in the class are all doing Early Childhood 
Studies; that is, they will be nannies and daycare workers and kindergarten 
teachers. So, unfortunately, I have to rule out YA books and have more of a 
focus on books for younger readers. I am even thinking about maybe having 
one class on baby books.


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