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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
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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
(OCoLC)741481330
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.

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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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