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Literature for today's young adults

Author: Kenneth L Donelson; Alleen Pace Nilsen
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
Discusses young adults and what they read, the history of adolescent literature, literary genre, using and evaluating literature for the library and classroom, and censorship. Numerous bibliographies are included.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Donelson, Kenneth L.
Literature for today's young adults.
Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2005
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth L Donelson; Alleen Pace Nilsen
ISBN: 0205410359 9780205410354 0205451195 9780205451197
OCLC Number: 54103907
Notes: Authors' names appear in reverse order in 6th ed.
Description: xvii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Young adults and their reading --
2. brief history of adolescent literature --
3. Pop culture, YA lit, big business, and archetypal images --
4. Contemporary realistic fiction : from tragedies to romances --
5. Poetry, drama, and humor --
6. Adventure, sports, mysteries, and the supernatural --
7. Fantasy, science fiction, utopias, and dystopias --
8. History and history makers: of people and places --
9. Nonfiction : information, literary nonfiction, biographies, and self-help books --
10. Evaluating, promoting, and using young adult books --
11. Literature in the English class : short stories, novels, creative writing, film, and thematic units --
12. Censorship : of worrying and wondering --
App. Some outstanding books and articles about YA literature --
App. brief bibliography on films generally and on transformations of print into film.
Responsibility: Kenneth L. Donelson, Alleen Pace Nilsen.


Written for junior high and high school teachers and librarians, this textbook presents student choice as the key to encouraging lifelong reading. Chapters discuss the history of adolescent  Read more...
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