Sciurba, K. (2014). Texts as mirrors, texts as windows BLACK ADOLESCENT BOYS AND THE COMPLEXITIES OF TEXTUAL RELEVANCE. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy,58(4), 308-316.
Discussions of culturally relevant and “boy” literature stress the importance of offering readers occasions to see themselves in texts. However, young men of color have had few opportunities within this discourse to reveal their own experiences with literature. Rather than make presumptions about how texts serve as mirrors to them, as members of collective groups, this study examines the ways in which two adolescent Black boys at an urban single-sex school find relevance in what they read.
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