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Radical reads : 101 YA novels on the edge

Author: Joni Richards Bodart
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reference librarian with the Denver Public Library System, Bodart cites books that deal with edgy themes of interest to young adults, such as incest, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, sexual and physical abuse, gangs, and suicide. After full bibliographic data, she considers subject areas, characters, booktalk (a commercial to interest teens in the book), major themes and ideas, book report ideas, risks,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Books and reading
Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joni Richards Bodart
ISBN: 0810842874 9780810842878
OCLC Number: 48674589
Description: xix, 376 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tips for Writing Effective Book Reports --
Tips for Writing Effective Booktalks --
Am I Blue? to Burning Up --
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence --
Are You Alone on Purpose? --
Asylum for Nightface --
Babylon Boyz --
Bad --
Bat 6 --
Bee & Jacky --
The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer --
Blackwater --
Blood and Chocolate --
The Body of Christopher Creed --
Boys Lie --
Breaking Boxes --
Breaking Rank --
Breathing Underwater --
Bruises --
The Buffalo Tree --
Burger Wuss --
Buried Onions --
Burning Up --
Chinese Handcuffs to Forged by Fire --
Chinese Handcuffs --
Crazy Jack --
Dancing on the Edge --
Dare, Truth, or Promise --
Deep Waters --
A Door Near Here --
Dovey Coe --
Downsiders --
Dreamland --
Drive --
Eight Seconds --
The Empress of Elsewhere --
Every Time a Rainbow Dies --
Facing the Music --
The Facts Speak for Themselves --
Fair Game --
Fighting Ruben Wolfe --
The Fool Reversed --
Forged by Fire --
Give A Boy a Gun to Nobody Else Has to Know --
Give a Boy a Gun --
Hard Love --
Hate You --
Heroes --
Holes --
Honor Bright --
Ironman --
Jumping the Nail --
The Killer's Cousin --
Kissing Doorknobs --
Learning to Swim --
Life in the Fat Lane --
Life Is Funny --
Like Sisters on the Homefront --
Make Lemonade --
Monster --
The Music of Dolphins --
Nobody Else Has to Know --
On the Fringe to Swallowing Stones --
On the Fringe --
Ordinary Miracles --
Out of the Dust --
Over the Wall --
Paper Trail --
The Perks of Being a Wallflower --
Plague Year --
Playing Solitaire --
Rats Saw God.
Responsibility: Joni Richards Bodart.

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Radical young adult fiction can be edgy and raw, which is why young adults who read it find it to be very relevant to their lives. This work identifies 101 books and presents them in a way that will  Read more...

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