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This page indexes the columns from each issue of The ALAN Review. Click the title of a column to access a PDF version of the article. Note that links within each PDF article are clickable (although we recommend you view them in a PDF viewer rather than a web browser window).


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Summer 2019
(vol 46, no 3)

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Story First: Making A Movement
(Sarah J. Donovan and S. R. Toliver)

Not Everyone’s Darling: Censorship and Knowledge Construction in Habibi
(Kristine Gritter, Xu Bian, Bill Boerman-Cornell, and Deborah Vriend Van Duinen)

Connecting Student Writers with Online Audiences: Lessons from the Field
(Jayne C. Lammers and Judith H. Van Alstyne with Leigh A. Hall)

Now, New, Next: A Look at YAL from the South through the Eyes and Words of Our Younger Teachers
(Tatiana Chiquito Alejandro Restrepo with Raúl Alberto Mora)

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Winter 2019
(vol 46, no 2)

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From Rec Leagues to Elite Clubs: How the Game Changes
(Sarah J. Donovan)

Censored Young Adult Sports Novels: Entry Points for Understanding Issues of Identities and Equity
(James E. Fredricksen and Jason M. Thornberry with Kristine Gritter)

Teaching Youth to Restory YA Literature
(James Joshua Coleman with Leigh A. Hall)

YAL as a Tool for Healing and Critical Consciousness: An International Perspective
(Jurana Aziz and Philip Wilder with Raúl Alberto Mora)

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Fall 2018
(vol 46, no 1)

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Leaning into Young Adult Literature as Our Curriculum: The Intimacy of Choice
(Sarah J. Donovan)

Still Looking for Alaska: Exploring Female Identity Development after Trauma
(Marissa Fackler, Christie Eppler, Jung Hee Hyun, and Kristine Gritter)

Peeling Back the Adolescent Armor: Putting a Positive Spin on Using Social Media for Secret Sharing
(Michelle M. Falter with Leigh A. Hall)

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Summer 2018
(vol 45, no 3)

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Understanding and Connecting Our Ways of Being in the World
(Bryan Gillis)

Who Decides What You Can Teach?
(Victor Malo-Juvera)

The Beyond Books Project: Preparing Teachers and Students for a World of (in)Equities
(Lotta Larson with Shelbie Witte)

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Winter 2018
(vol 45, no 2)

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Looking beyond the Classroom: Accessing Our Students’ Funds of Knowledge through Young Adult Literature
(Bryan Gillis)

Writing Across Identity Elements: An Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith, William Alexander, and Kekla Magoon
(Victor Malo-Juvera and David Mcinnis Gill)

Finding Our People: Kinship Connections and Young Adult Literature
(Shelbie Witte with Pamela Unruh Brown)

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Fall 2017
(vol 45, no 1)

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A Vocabulary of Intimacy: Building and Nurturing Healthy Adolescent Relationship Skills
(Bryan Gillis)

Standardized Censorship
(Victor Malo-Juvera and Lisa Scherff)

Digging for Deeper Connections: Building Multimodal Text Scaffolds
(Shelbie Witte and Katie Rybakova)

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Summer 2017
(vol 44, no 3)

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Of Porcupines and Trusty Sidekicks and Road Trips to Infinity
(Toby Emert)

Reframing Critique: Young Adult Fiction and the Politics of Literary Censorship in Ireland
(Dani Green with Angel Daniel Matos)

Booktubing: Reader Response Meets 21st Century Literacies
(Peggy Semingson, Raúl Alberto Mora, & Tatiana Chiquito)

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Winter 2017
(vol 44, no 2)

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Of History Lessons and Forbidden Loves and Stories Worth Telling Twice
(Toby Emert)

The Undercover Life of Young Adult Novels
(Angel Daniel Matos)

The Multimodal Memoir Project: Remembering Key YA Texts
(William Kist with Peggy Semingson)

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Fall 2016
(vol 44, no 1)

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Of Birkenstocks and Chromosomes and Spiders Who Spell Well
(Toby Emert)

Fear of the Other: Exploring the Ties between Gender, Sexuality, and Self-Censorship
(Robert Bittner with Angel Daniel Matos)

Follow, Like, Dialogue, and Connect with Young Adult Authors via Social Media
(Peggy Semingson)

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Summer 2016
(vol 43, no 3)

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Barbara WardIt Only Takes a Spark
(Barbara Ward)

Jim and SybilDo No Harm
(James Blasingame and E. Sybil Durand with Gary Paulsen)

SandraHannahCritical Thinking and Layered Understandings
(Carolyn J. Stufft with Sandra Schamroth Abrams and Hannah R. Gerber)

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Winter 2016
(vol 43, no 2)

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Barbara WardFinding Hope and Resilience in Life’s Bright Places: Helping Adolescents Face Life’s Challenges
(Barbara Ward)

Jim and SybilEmbracing the Difficult Truths of Adolescence through Young Adult Literature
(James Blasingame and E. Sybil Durand)

SandraHannahLayering Meaning across Literate Practices
(Erica Holan Lucci with Sandra Schamroth Abrams and Hannah R. Gerber)

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Fall 2015
(vol 43, no 1)

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Barbara WardTrying to Find Themselves: Teen Literary Characters in Search of Identity
(Barbara Ward)

Jim and SybilThe Books That Will Never Be Read
(James Blasingame and E. Sybil Durand)

SandraHannahLayering Meaning across Literate Practices
(Sandra Schamroth Abrams and Hannah R. Gerber)

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Summer 2015
(vol 42, no 3)

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10a Collins photoWriting the Past to Right the Future: The Cure for Dreaming
(S. d. Collins)

Lesesne(Re)envisioning and (Re)reading: Examining Problematic Texts
(Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Debbie Reese, with Teri S. Lesesne)

Groenke LaughterTech Tools for Reader Response, Communal Engagement, and Effective Writing
(Susan L. Groenke and Judson Laughter)

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Winter 2015
(vol 42, no 2)

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10a Collins photoSeriously, Can We Talk Laugh about Race?
(S. d. Collins)

LesesneAsking Questions, Seeking Answers, Challenging Assumptions
(Teri S. Lesesne with Karin Perry and James Bucky Carter)

Groenke LaughterReading, Race, and Responsibility
(Susan L. Groenke and Judson Laughter)

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Fall 2014
(vol 42, no 1)

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10a Collins photoSugar and Spice and Everything … FIERCE
(S. d. Collins)

LesesneThe Tip of the Iceberg
(Teri S. Lesesne)

Groenke LaughterStand Our Ground against Stand Your Ground
(Susan Groenke and Judson Laughter)

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