Use the textbook to help guide you in choosing a young adult author (one that we are not reading as part of this class; feel free to choose an author that you will read in your final project).
Research that author and their works using some of the following tools:
Visit the author’s and/or publisher’s website
Use YALSA website
Use the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database in the GCU Library
Follow the author on Twitter or Facebook
Locate interviews with the author on YouTube and other media websites
Write a 750-900-word paper about the author including the following information:
A brief biography of the author
A short summary of the work(s) the author is best known for
An overview of some basic themes that the author deals with in his or her work
An analysis of how the author views his or her role as a young adult author or his or her perspective on young adult literature in general.
A discussion of how the author’s works bring value to an English classroom or why students might enjoy reading the author’s works.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guides and Templates, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a scoring guide. Review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.