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1 Diversity in Collection Development Fair: Urban Fiction

2 Download this presentation and support materials at: *Wiki: Blog:

3 What are pre-teens reading?

4 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.

5 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.

6 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

7 Click on: ‘Urban Fiction’

8 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.

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10 Popular Urban Fiction Novels And Series: Middle School

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31 Popular Urban Fiction Novels And Series: High School

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40 Adult Books that Teens are Reading

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45 Where can I find more information about Urban Fiction novels?

46 View today’s presentation on: K.C. Boyd, Area Library Coordinator Department of Libraries and Information Services Chicago Public Schools Facebook: K.c. Boyd Blog:


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