School Libraries Worldwide
In this qualitative study of collaboration between an eighth grade English teacher and school librarian, 14 urban youth from a suburban city in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States were interviewed on the impact they experienced from a yearlong study with young adult literature reflective of their lived experiences. Steeped in the language of social justice and inclusive of the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st Century Learner (2009) and International Federation of LibraryAssociations’ School Library Guidelines (2015), an analysis of findings bring attention to the impact highly effective partnerships have on implementing literature discussion circles and Socratic Seminars to provide a platform of expression for young adult voices seldom heard.
Original Publication Citation
Carnesi, S. (2018). A Platform for voice and identity: School library standards in support of YA urban literature's transformative impacts on youth. School Libraries Worldwide, 24(1), 99-117. doi: 10.14265.24.1.007
Carnesi, Sabrina, "A Platform for Voice and Identity: School Library Standards in Support of YA Urban Literature's Transformative Impacts on Youth" (2018). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 70.