Week 15: Collecting for Teens Redux

This post is a continuation of my week 3 post,  Collecting for Teens. I do not consider myself a "cool" person.  I do not consider myself as someone who keeps up with current trends.  I know what I like as far YA books are considered, but I do not know what books, comics, graphic novels, …

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A Monster Calls for a list

In preparation for our screening of the movie adaptation of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by Siobhan Dowd, we have prepared a list of materials to read that have similar themes with A Monster Calls.  These materials deal with loss, having a sick family member, cancer, monsters, and family relationships.  These materials are of …

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Making Fetch Happen: a comparison of documentaries selling “cool” to teens

The Merchants of Cool The Merchants of Cool documentary, which first aired in 2001, looks at how businesses  were struggling to appeal to teens and how they were attempting to combat their declining numbers in teen views and purchases.  In order to find out what teens were interested in, businesses and media groups went directly to …

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5 Media Challenge: Horror

The following post was done in collaboration with WindHover67. Definition of the genre:  the goal of this genre is to produce fear: through psychology, gory details, violence, supernatural or paranormal events / elements, monstrous or evil characterization, frightening creatures, and even intense, violent situations.  Horror is intended to invoke an intense, visceral response in readers, …

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