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"The Good Stuff": Why Arguments about YA Matter Years ago, after weeks of urging teachers to come to me for student book recommendations, an English teacher dropped by to take me up on my offer. I asked her what kinds of books she wanted for her 8th graders. “Good books,” she replied promptly. And then, looking over her shoulder as if checking for the library police, “None of that Young Adult literature…just, you know, the good stuff.” At a conference a few years later, a high school librarian lowered her voice and leaned towards me.
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English Language Learners + Graphic Novels Beginner’s Mind Recently I had a powerful if uncomfortable experience. I spent a month in Italy taking Italian language lessons.