CFP: [Children] YA Lit and the Academy (new academic journal section)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Ross

Increasing pressures to improve the performance of K-12 students in reading
has been transforming the classrooms and schools of education in the US
since 2002. Young Adult literature remains a useful tool for teaching and
encouraging a love of reading in America’s youth. Authors of YA literature,
if they haven’t already, should be considering educational applications of
their work, and become a part of a cooperative effort to improve literacy.
This journal is looking for papers addressing the uses of YA literature in
the classroom, ethical responsibilities of YA authors to consider US
educational goals in their work, academic evaluation of bodies of YA
fiction to determine if it has valid educational worth in the classroom, or
any topic examining potential partnerships between the YA literature and
educational worlds.

Editors of River Walk Journal online bi-monthly are seeking abstracts on
the previous topics, 500 words or less. Finished papers should be 8000
words or less. Initial submissions of abstracts only will be accepted until
August 31st, tentative publication date is set for the November/December
issue of the journal. Submissions with full contact information, CV, and
cover letter should be sent to, with “YA
CFP” in the subject line â€" rtf and doc format file attachments only.

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