The twenty first century is an age of the smart phone, I-pad, and laptop. It is an age of Internet, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, all of which include interactivity, immediacy and complexity of both images and text (Dresang and McClelland 162). Digital age youth are capable of far more than adults are giving them credit for. This thesis sees the Young Adult Picturebook, a prime example being "Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children", as an artist intervention into this media environment, bridging the gap between the classical book format and todays youth. I have chosen to analyze and create activities for the Young Adult Picturebook "Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs. The book is a piece of young adult fiction that is filled with vintage photographs. Riggs based the plot of "Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children" on the old photographs he collected. The story follows a young American boy, Jacob Portman, to a mysterious island off the coast of Wales, where he is determined to find out the truth behind his grandfathers stories and what really killed him.The Young Adult Picturebook offers a highly active reading experience with vivid visual appeal, intertextuality, and multiple layers of meaning. It also provides a dramatic departure from the typical picture book tradition of childrens literature and joins a number of other radically changed books that have special appeal for todays digital age youth (Dresang and Kotrla 93). Picturebooks are the products of digital age society adapting to its surroundings. Radical Change resources, such as the Young Adult Picturebook, can indeed be used as tools to teach critical thinking skills, visual literacy skills, and interpretive strategies, as well as allowing for aesthetic reading experiences (Pantaleo qtd. in Koh 3). Through the use of picturebooks in the ESL classroom, a new 21st century digital generation will continue to grow and gravitate towards the new digital age genre, namely the Young Adult Picturebook. Not only does the YAP cater to todays youth, but the Young Adult Picturebook also provides teachers with a unique tool, which can be used to teach literature and visual literacy in a nontraditional setting in an ESL classroom.