OER text developed by CCAC DVS faculty member, Laura Gilbert. In this text, readers will use their existing reading and study skills to build upon new skills to use successfully in their college courses. This encompassed the necessary topics, strategies, and skills students need to be successful at the college level, and it aligns with the Discipline's learning outcomes. Text also available at LibreTexts.
From CCAC faculty: "This resource is incredibly detailed in terms of its chapters: it covers everything from the history of children's literature to fairy tales, fiction, and non-fiction (all required elements for the learning outcomes on the course master syllabus). As a bonus, the book contains a section on banned books, a topic I plan to organize the course around . It also delves into YA literature, which I plan to include in the course. The book in written in an engaging, conversational style that is superior to the textbook I was going to use. It also contains a multitude of links to outside resources: YouTube videos, fanfiction sites, articles, scholarly criticism, and more. Overall, I would strongly recommend this resource to my colleagues teaching Children's Literature as this 489-page resource truly covers every component of our course (and then some!)."
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