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Diversity in Collection Development Fair: Urban Fiction
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What are pre-teens reading?
What is Urban Fiction? Urban Fiction is a popular yet controversial genre especially among young African-American and Hispanic patrons. The genre features characters living in large urban cities that are usually involved in drug dealing, gang violence, and/or prostitution.
Make sure your school has a written selection and reconsideration policy that addresses written challenges to books. If you don’t, you’re totally vulnerable.
Librarians should make purchasing decisions based on their knowledge of the following: Students Communities Collection needs Other criteria set forth in the CPS Collection Development Policy for School Librarians
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Why Should Library Collections Contain Some Urban Fiction Titles? Timeless themes such as peer pressure, violence, pregnancy, divorce, drugs and sex appear in the stories. Students should be exposed to a variety of genres. Many students can relate to the stories. Attractive reads for reluctant readers.
Popular Urban Fiction Novels And Series: Middle School
Popular Urban Fiction Novels And Series: High School
Adult Books that Teens are Reading
Where can I find more information about Urban Fiction novels?
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