This book is based on the author’s practice in teaching and learning literature. Itapproaches this subject as a privileged context for critical thinking, knowledgeconstruction, and autonomy both for teachers and learners. It emphasizespractice though linking it with theory. Readers will fi nd many examples toclarify explanations. It presents concept mapping as a powerful tool to facilitateone’s expression of thinking+feeling+acting when experiencing a literary text.The book offers the opportunity of a hands-on participation in working withconcept maps and of interacting with the author through email, if the readerfeels like doing it. The aim here is to suggest ways to achieve a context of freedomand autonomy in literature classes as well as to encourage more readers to lovereading and literature.