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for Adolescent Literature

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The Florida Book Map Project is designed to help Florida teachers, reading coaches, and students find high interest books that take place in Florida.

The Florida Reading Association invites you to recommend novels that teens and tweens enjoy and which have Florida settings and you have found to be of high interest. Join FRA in celebrating our Sunshine State through adolescent literature by submitting your suggestions to this resource. Submissions will only be used to create a Florida Teen Book Map available on the FRA web page. Thank you for being a part of this FRA Adolescent Literacy project.

Choosing literature that has stories that take place in Florida is a must for any library in the region. Students enjoy reading and hearing stories about people and surroundings that are familiar them. Students will be more inclined to read books with stories they can relate to and understand. The best books will have familiar elements, even if new to the students. The characters in these stories will face situations that the students may be familiar with, or at least have heard of. Use this tool to increase student participation and enjoyment of literature.

Print out a poster for your classroom or school inviting submissions (pdf).


Social Studies

The student responds critically to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. (LA.E.2.3)

2. responds to a work of literature by interpreting selected phrases, sentences, or passages and applying the information to personal life.
3. knows that a literary text may elicit a wide variety of valid responses.
4. knows ways in which literature reflects the diverse voices of people from various backgrounds.
5. recognizes different approaches that can be applied to the study of literature, including thematic approaches change, personal approaches such as what an individual brings to his or her study of literature, historical approaches such as how a piece of literature reflects the time period in which it was written.
7. identifies specific interests and the literature that will satisfy those interests.
8. knows how a literary selection can expand or enrich personal viewpoints or experiences.

The student understands the history of Florida and its
people. (SS.A.6.3)

1. understands how immigration and settlement patterns have shaped the history of Florida.
2. knows the unique geographic and demographic characteristics that define Florida as a region.
3. knows how the environment of Florida has been modified by the values, traditions, and actions of various groups who have inhabited the state.
4. understands how the interactions of societies and cultures have influenced Floridas history.
5. understands how Florida has allocated and used resources and the consequences of those economic decisions.

The student understands the interactions of people and the physical environment. (SS.B.2.4)

1. understands how social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors contribute to the dynamic nature of regions.
2. understands past and present trends in human migration and cultural interaction and their impact on physical and human systems.


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