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Literature for today's young adults

Author: Kenneth L Donelson; Alleen Pace Nilsen
Publisher: Glenview, Ill. : Scott, Foresman, ©1980.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Donelson, Kenneth L.
Literature for today's young adults.
Glenview, Ill. : Scott, Foresman, ©1980
(OCoLC)647644513
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth L Donelson; Alleen Pace Nilsen
ISBN: 0673151654 9780673151650 0673384004 9780673384003
OCLC Number: 5831508
Description: 484 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: PART ONE --
UNDERSTANDING YOUNG ADULTS AND BOOKS --
Chapter one: Young adults and their reading --
Chapter two: Literary aspects of young adult books --
PART TWO: A BRIEF HISTORY OF YOUNG ADULT READING --
Chapter three: 1800-1900: a century of purity with a few passions --
Chapter four: 1900-1940: from the safety of romance to the beginning of realism --
Chapter five: 1940-1966: From certainty to uncertainty in life and literature courtesy of future shock --
PART THREE: MODERN YOUNG ADULT READING --
Chapter six: The new realism: of life and other sad songs --
Chapter seven: The old romanticism: of wishing and winning --
Chapter eight: Excitement and suspense: of sudden shadows --
Chapter nine: Science fiction, fantasy, and Utopias: of wondrous worlds --
Chapter ten: Life models: of heroes and hopes --
Chapter eleven: Informational books: of tantalizing topics --
PART FOUR: ADULTS AND THE LITERATURE OF YOUNG ADULTS --
Chapter twelve: Using and promoting books with young readers --
Chapter thirteen: Issues and concerns for adults --
Chapter fourteen: The people behind the books (authors of children's literature) --
Appendix A: Honour sampling --
Appendix B: Book selection guides --
Appendix C: The student's right to read --
Appendix D: Sample selection policy --
Appendix E: Some outstanding books and articles about young adult literature.
Responsibility: Kenneth L. Donelson, Alleen Pace Nilsen.

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