ERIC Number: EJ1171944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
From "I Don't Like Mondays" to "Pumped up Kicks": Rampage School Shootings in Young Adult Fiction and Young Adult Lives
Ash, Gwynne Ellen; Saunders, Jane M.
Children's Literature in Education, v49 n1 p34-46 Mar 2018
This essay considers 12 books of contemporary young adult fiction, published in the United States between 2000 and 2016, with plots directly related to rampage school shootings. It compares the shooters' psychological types, ages, races, genders, roles, motives and the narrative points of view in the books with dominant cultural scripts for rampage school shootings and explains how the fictional texts confirm, critique, or extend these scripts.
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fiction, Weapons, Violence, Age Differences, Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Gender Differences, Role, Motivation
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