When I saw the name of this The New York Times “Room for Debate”, “The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction” in my Google Reader I was instantly intrigued. The New York Times has an online segment devoted to teaching and learning and that is where I found this article, “Dark Materials: Reflecting on Dystopian Themes in Young Adult Literature.” Take a look- what are your thoughts? Have you explored these themes in your classroom? If not maybe some of the lesson ideas will allow you to do so. I’m definitely bookmarking this page for future reference.
Dystopian YA Novels for Teens:
The Giver- Lois Lowry
The Hunger Games (trilogy)- Suzanne Collins
Ugles (series)- Scott Westerfeld
1984- George Orwell
A Brave New World- Huxley