Beginner Latin Novels: A General Overview

John P. Piazza
Abstract of Article: 

In recent years, some Latin teachers have followed the lead of their modern language counterparts who have written and published simple novels, in order to provide beginning students with more reading opportunities despite having a small working vocabulary. The result has been a flood of new resources. Now, many teachers are wondering which novels to choose, and how to use them in their classrooms. This article describes what beginner novels are, and how they can be used in Latin classrooms, regardless of level or method. This is followed by a survey of the novels that are currently available.