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Assignment Information

Select a contemporary author or illustrator who is contributing to the world of book for children today. Develop an annotated bibliography including complete citations, honors and awards received, and reviews of works. Identify a wide selection of trade and other resources (magazines, films, articles, etc) created by the author or illustration or adapted from his/her work.
 

Format:

I. Biographical statement (30 points)- include evaluation of the person's total body of work. Include evaluation of the elements of literature or the elements of art. Include what contribution the author or illustrator has made. Include awards and honors he/she has received. Discuss growth or change which can be seen in his/her work.
 

II. Annotated bibliography (50 points)-each annotation should include a summary statement, critical evaluation, and how you recommend the work be shared. Include full citations, genre and other classifications noted, citations of reviews of the work, awards/honors received. 8-10 books.
 

III. Bibliography (10 points)- include additional works not annotated. Full citations only.
 

IV. Professional resources/references (10 points)- may include professional articles written by, news features about, essays written by, lectures delivered by, reviews written by, essays about, biographical sketches, interviews with or about. Full citations only.

What is an annotated bibliography?

View the handout below, created by NCC's Learning Center, for a definition and examples of how to format and create an annotated bibliography.

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