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Literature for Today's Young Adults

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780321037886

ISBN10:
032103788X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

This engaging text helps teachers learn how to motivate teenagers to become life-long readers. It offers a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to young adult literature framed within a rich literary, historical, and social context. It also provides teachers with criteria for evaluating books of all genres, from poetry and nonfiction to mysteries, science fiction, and horror. Coverage of timely issues, such as pop culture and mass media, help teachers connect with students' lives outside the classroom.

Table of Contents

Specialized Contents xii
Preface xv
PART ONE Understanding Young Adults and Books 1(110)
Young Adults and Their Reading
3(40)
What Is Young Adult Literature?
3(2)
A Brief Unsettled Heritage
5(1)
Today's Authors
6(5)
Characteristics of the Best Young Adult Literature
11(22)
Stages of Literary Appreciation
33(8)
Notes
41(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter One
41(2)
A Brief History of Adolescent Literature
43(35)
1800--1900: A Century of Purity with a Few Passions
45(8)
1900--1940: From the Safety of Romance to the Beginning of Realism
53(10)
1940--1966: From Certainty to Uncertainty
63(11)
Notes
74(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Two
75(3)
YA Literature, Pop Culture, and the Mass Media
78(33)
Pokemon as Interactive Fiction
87(2)
A Survey of Students' Relationships to Mass Media
89(17)
The Ubiquitousness of Television
91(4)
Animation
95(1)
Magazines
95(1)
A Night Out at the Movies
96(5)
From Comic Books to Graphic Novels
101(5)
Concluding Comments
106(3)
Notes
109(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Three
109(2)
PART TWO Modern Young Adult Reading 111(200)
The New Realism: Of Life and Problems
113(31)
The Chocolate War as a Tragedy
116(4)
Post-Columbine Musings on the Value of Today's Problem Novels
120(5)
What Are the Problems?
125(15)
Family Relationships
125(4)
Friends and Society
129(1)
Living in a Multicultural World
130(5)
Body and Self
135(4)
Sex-Related Problems
139(1)
The Future of the Problem Novel From Realism to Postmodernism
140(2)
Notes
142(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Four
142(2)
The Old Romanticism: Of Wishing and Winning
144(31)
The Adventure/Accomplishment Romance
146(4)
Izzy, Willy-Nilly as an Adventure/Accomplishment Romance
147(3)
Other Symbols of Accomplishment
150(17)
Sports and the Game of Life
152(6)
Animal and Nature Stories
158(3)
Westerns
161(3)
Accomplishment Stories with Religious Themes
164(3)
The Love Romance
167(5)
Notes
172(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Five
172(3)
Adventure, Mysteries, the Supernatural, and Humor From Goose Bumps to Giggles
175(35)
Adventure Stories
176(6)
Mysteries
182(5)
Types of Mysteries
184(2)
Tony Hillerman's Books
186(1)
Mysteries Written for Young Adults
187(1)
Stories of the Supernatural
187(10)
From Chills to Giggles
193(4)
Other Humor
197(11)
Notes
208(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Six
208(2)
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Utopias, and Dystopias
210(26)
What Is Fantasy?
210(3)
Conventions of Fantasy
211(2)
Fears of Fantasy
213(1)
Seven Significant Writers of Fantasy
213(5)
Other Kinds of Fantasy
218(3)
Animal Fantasies
218(1)
Fantasy and the Mabinogion
219(1)
King Arthur and Other Myths in Fantasy
220(1)
Fantasy on Other Worlds: Here There Be Dragons
221(1)
What Is Science Fiction?
221(8)
Types of Science Fiction
225(4)
Keeping Up-to-Date on Science Fiction
229(1)
Utopias and Dystopias
229(4)
Notes
233(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Seven
233(3)
History and History Makers: Of People and Places
236(38)
Trade Books for History Study
237(6)
Historical Fact and Fiction
239(4)
Outstanding Writers of Historical Fiction
243(3)
Books About War
246(7)
Literature of the Holocaust
253(3)
Japanese Internment Camps in World War II
256(1)
Personal Experiences
257(1)
More Upbeat Personal Experiences
257(2)
Biographies
259(8)
Collective Biographies
264(1)
Debunking Versus Fawning Biographies
265(2)
Autobiographies
267(2)
Connections Between History and Biography
269(1)
Notes
269(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Eight
270(4)
Nonfiction: Information, Poetry, and Drama
274(37)
Information Books
274(1)
Narrative or Storytelling in Nonfiction
275(19)
New Journalism
276(2)
Evaluation of Nonfiction
278(4)
Contemporary Influences on the Publishing of Informational Books
282(1)
Need for Scientific Literacy
283(1)
Books to Support and Extend the School Curriculum
283(6)
Nonfiction to Help Teenagers Learn Who They Are and Where They Fit
289(5)
Authors of Nonfiction for Young Adults
294(3)
Russel Freedman
295(1)
James Cross Giblin
296(1)
James (Jim) Haskins
296(1)
Albert Marrin
296(1)
Milton Meltzer
296(1)
Laurence Pringle
297(1)
Poetry
297(6)
Reading Drama in English Class
303(4)
Notes
307(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Nine
307(4)
PART THREE Adults and the Literature of Young Adults 311(128)
Evaluating, Promoting, and Using Young Adult Books
313(44)
Evaluating Young Adult Literature
314(8)
Writing About Books
314(1)
Keeping a Record of Your Reading
315(1)
Writing Annotations
316(2)
Writing Reviews
318(3)
Writing Scholarly and Pedagogical Articles
321(1)
Deciding on the Literary Canon
322(5)
Teaching Ethnic Literature
327(3)
Using Young Adult Literature in the Library
330(15)
Matching Books With Readers
331(3)
Discussion Listservs
334(1)
World Wide Web Sites
335(2)
Booktalks
337(2)
Displays
339(2)
Programs
341(3)
Magazines
344(1)
Using Young Adult Books in the Reading Classroom
345(5)
Guided Reading Classes
347(3)
Using Young Adult Books in the Social Studies Class
350(1)
Parents and Young Adult Literature
350(2)
Clarifying Human Relation and Values
352(3)
Notes
355(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Ten
355(2)
Literature in the English Class: Short Stories, Novels, Creative Writing, Film, and Thematic Units
357(33)
Principles of Teaching English
357(3)
Using Young Adult Literature in English Classes
360(3)
Using Short Stories in English Class
363(8)
Using Novels in English Class
371(3)
Using Young Adult Literature in Creative Writing
374(6)
Teaching Film in the English Class
380(5)
Using Thematic Units in the English Class
385(3)
Notes
388(1)
Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter Eleven
388(2)
Censorship: Of Worrying and Wondering
390(49)
A Brief History of Censorship
395(3)
The State of Classroom and Library Censorship Today
398(3)
Some Assumptions About Censorship and Censors
401(3)
Attacks on Materials
404(7)
Who Are the Censors?
404(4)
What Do the Censors Censor?
408(2)
Why Do Censors Censor What They Do?
410(1)
Some Court Decisions Worth Knowing
411(15)
Court Decisions About Obscenity and Attempting to Define Obscenity
411(6)
Court Decisions About Teaching and School Libraries
417(7)
Extralegal Decisions
424(2)
What to Do Before and After the Censors Arrive
426(4)
Before the Censors Arrive
426(3)
After the Censors Arrive
429(1)
Notes
430(1)
A Starter Bibliography on Censorship
431(8)
Appendix A: Glossary of Literary Terms Illustrated Y A Literature 439(5)
Appendix B: Book Selection Guides 444(4)
Appendix C: Some Outstanding Books and Articles About Young Adult Literature 448(10)
Appendix D: A Brief Bibliography on Films Generally and on Transformations of Print into Film 458(2)
Acknowledgments 460(3)
Subject Index 463(2)
Critics and Commentators Index 465(2)
Author and Title Index 467


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