Amber Moore (EDCI) wins the best MA thesis award from the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada

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Congratulations to Amber Moore (EDCI) on winning the best MA thesis award from the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada for the excellence of her thesis. As a former sexual assault crisis phone line worker turned high school English language arts teacher, Moore started introducing 'trauma' literature into her Grade 10 curriculum to help bring issues such as date rape out of the shadows. Her narrative, case study research examined her students' response to a young adult novel called Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (1999) in which the main character has been rendered nearly speechless since being sexually assaulted at a high school party. Amber's award winning thesis The Role of Trauma Literature in the Secondary English Classroom is available through Uvic Space. Amber is currently working on a PhD at UBC.