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This article was written based on the belief that if teachers and librarians were aware of criteria that would allow them to select appropriate literature for adolescents that are inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning characters, themes, and plots, then these educators would be bold and resolute in including such literature in their classrooms and libraries. There have been copious articles that discuss the merit of such literature in the classroom and libraries. We will revisit some of those justifications, but our main emphasis of this article is to determine a set of criteria that librarians, teachers, parents, and others could use to select adolescent queer literature.
©2013 Dwight C. Watson, Terri Lasswell, Stephanie Logan, and Yolanda Hood
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Watson, Dwight C.; Lasswell, Terri; Logan, Stephanie; and Hood, Yolanda
"Guide to Selection of Queer Adolescent Literature for Language Arts Teachers and Librarians,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 8:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol8/iss1/9