When you read or watched Lord of the Flies or the Hunger Games, how many times did you think to yourself (or maybe say out loud), if I were in that situation, what would I do? Or perhaps you considered bigger thoughts about the response of society in general? Dystopian fiction, especially YA, is often thrilling to read and encourages a look at the world around us and conversations about our own responses to the concept of collapse and survival. In this “book talk,” the odds ARE in your favor for having a fascinating conversation.
Laura Nicosia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at Montclair State University
Laura Nicosia, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Montclair State University where she teaches American/YA Literatures and methods of teaching the humanities using technologies. She is Past President of the NJ Council of Teachers of English and is NJ State Representative to the Assembly on Literature of Adolescents. An author of numerous books and articles, Laura always encourages an examination of texts that provoke conversations.