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  The Adoration of Jenna Fox

by Mary E. Pearson


YAL Presenter Unit 2009/2010

Subjects: English
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Posted: 2009
Unit Created by: Mary O'Shea and Becca Manery


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YAL Conference Workshop Description
Science/Fictions: Possible Futures and Uncertain Identities in The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Mary Rose O’Shea and Becca Manery, Presenters

In the mid-21st century, 17-year-old Jenna Fox wakes with no memory of who she is. She is told she has been in a coma following a traumatic accident. As she seeks to reclaim her past, Jenna finds more questions than answers: Why can she remember details of the French Revolution but not whether she has a best friend? And why has she been warned never to mention the accident? Using technology, action strategies, research, persuasive writing, and poetry, we will demonstrate ways to foster thoughtful writing and discussion around the gray areas where science and belief, ethics, and identity converge. — Workshop Description for YAL 2009