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Literature for Today's Young Adults

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780205410354

ISBN10:
0205410359
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

With new features and thoroughly updated, the number one text in Young Adult Literature continues to help teachers learn how to motivate teenagers to become life-long readers.

Table of Contents

Specialized Contents xi
Preface xv
Part One Understanding Young Adults and Books 1(110)
1 Adults and Their Reading
1(46)
What Is Young Adult Literature?
1(4)
A Brief Unsettled Heritage
5(4)
Today's Authors
9(5)
Characteristics of the Best Young Adult Literature
14(24)
Stages of Literary Appreciation
38(5)
Questions about Gender and Literacy
43(3)
Notes
46(1)
2 A Brief History of Adolescent Literature
47(30)
1800-1900: A Century of Purity with a Few Passions
48(10)
1900-1940: From the Safety of Romance to the Beginning of Realism
58(10)
1940-1966: From Certainty to Uncertainty
68(7)
Notes
75(2)
3 Pop Culture YA Lit, Big Business, and Archetypal Images
77(34)
A Youth-Oriented Culture
79(4)
YA Lit as Big Business
83(4)
A Survey of Students' Relationships to Popular Media
87(11)
Archetypes in Literature and the Pop Culture
98(11)
Concluding Comments
109(1)
Notes
109(2)
Part Two Modern Young Adult Reading 111(174)
4 Contemporary Realistic Fiction: From Tragedies to Romances
111(32)
The Modern Problem Novel
115(7)
What Are the Problems?
122(8)
More Optimistic Novels
130(11)
Concluding Comments
141(1)
Notes
142(1)
5 Poetry, Drama, and Humor
143(30)
A New Day for Poetry
143(9)
Making Drama a Class Act
152(5)
Humor Matters
157(15)
Concluding Comments
172(1)
Notes
172(1)
6 Adventure, Sports, Mysteries, and the Supernatural
173(26)
Adventure Stories
173(7)
Sports and the Game of Life
180(5)
Mysteries
185(7)
Stories of the Supernatural
192(6)
Concluding Comments
198(1)
Notes
198(1)
7 Fantasy, Science Fiction, Utopias, and Dystopias
199(26)
What Is Fantasy?
199(12)
What Is Science Fiction?
211(8)
Utopias and Dystopias
219(5)
Concluding Comments
224(1)
Notes
224(1)
8 History and History Makers: Of People and Places
225(26)
Historical Fiction
225(9)
Westerns
234(2)
Books about War
236(6)
Literature of the Holocaust
242(5)
Books about Vietnam
247(2)
Concluding Comments
249(1)
Notes
250(1)
9 Nonfiction: Information, Literary Nonfiction, Biographies, and Self-Help Books
251(34)
Information Books
252(2)
Narrative or Storytelling in Nonfiction
254(13)
Memoirs and Personal Experiences
267(2)
Biographies
269(4)
Autobiographies
273(1)
Nonfiction to Help Teenagers Learn Who They Are and Where They Fit
274(6)
Outstanding Authors of Nonfiction for Young Adults
280(4)
Concluding Comments
284(1)
Notes
284(1)
Part Three Adults and the Literature of Young Adults 285(120)
10 Evaluating, Promoting, and Using Young Adult Books
285(43)
Evaluating Young Adult Literature
286(9)
Deciding on the Literary Canon
295(4)
Teaching Ethnic Literature
299(4)
Using Young Adult Literature in the Library
303(14)
Using Young Adult Books in the Reading Classroom
317(3)
Using Young Adult Books in the Social Studies Class
320(2)
Parents and Young Adult Literature
322(1)
Clarifying Human Relations and Values
323(3)
Concluding Comments
326(1)
Notes
327(1)
11 Literature in the English Class: Short Stories, Novels, Creative Writing, Film, and Thematic Units
328(32)
Principles of Teaching English
328(2)
Using Young Adult Literature in English Classes
330(3)
Using Short Stories in English Class
333(5)
Using Novels in English Class
338(9)
Using Young Adult Literature in Creative Writing
347(6)
Teaching Film in the English Class
353(2)
Using Thematic Units in the English Class
355(3)
Concluding Comments
358(1)
Notes
359(1)
12 Censorship: Of Worring and Wondering
360(45)
A Censorial Spirit
360(3)
A Sampling of Early Attitudes toward Censorship
363(3)
The State of Classroom and Library Censorship Today
366(2)
Some Assumptions about Censorship and Censors
368(2)
Attacks on Materials
370(6)
Some Court Decisions Worth Knowing
376(13)
A New Kind of Censorship
389(1)
What to Do Before and After the Censors Arrive
390(7)
Concluding Comments
397(1)
Notes
398(1)
A Starter Bibliography on Censorship
399(6)
Appendix A Glossary of Literary Terms Illustrated by YA Literature 405(6)
Appendix B Book Selection Guides 411(4)
Appendix C Some Outstanding Books and Articles about YA Literature 415(20)
Appendix D A Brief Bibliography on Films Generally and on Transformations of Print into Film 435(2)
Acknowledgments 437(2)
Author Index 439(9)
Critics and Commentators Index 448(2)
Subject Index 450(1)
Title Index 451


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