Teaching Coming-of-Age Literature

Posted by Kaitlin Smith on August 10, 2021

The bildungsroman or coming-of-age novel is a staple of secondary literature education, and for good reason. Since its emergence in the early 18th century, this literary genre has brought us an array of powerful stories of young people undergoing trials, wrestling with their values, exploring their identities, and transforming themselves and their worlds—and all from their own perspectives. 

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Topics: Back-To-School, coming-of-age literature

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