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    Young Adult Literature : Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation
  • Young Adult Literature : Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation
    Young Adult Literature : Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation


Pre- and in-service teachers get what they need to connect with adolescent students—and to help them connect with good literature—in this engaging, balanced look at the world of young adult literature. Here readers get foundational knowledge combined with a look at the pathways leading to the literature itself, to begin to open the door to exploring young adult literature. Brief enough to give readers the opportunity to read the books themselves, yet comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers truly understand adolescents, their literature, and how to connect the two, Young Adult Literature by Bucher and Hinton provides what’s needed to ensure a rich educational experience for adolescents, while nourishing their love of reading.

Author Biography

Professor Emerita of Educational Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University, Dr. Katherine T. Bucher has written several books including Teaching in the Middle School (2011), Classroom Management; Models Applications and Cases (2012), and co-author (with Tami Craft Al-hazza) Books about the Middle East (2008).  Dr. Bucher has also written numerous articles and book chapters. In 2008, she retired from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as assistant department chair and graduate program director for the school library program.

KaaVonia Hinton, PhD,
is an associate professor in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is the author of Angela Johnson: Poetic Prose (2006) and Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy (2009), and co-author (with Gail K. Dickinson) of Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools (2007) and (with Sueanne McKinney) Mathematics Literature in the K-8 Classroom and Library (2010).

Table of Contents


PART ONE   Defining Adolescents and Their Literature  

chapter 1      Understanding Young Adult Literature  

chapter 2      Evaluating and Selecting Young Adult Literature  

PART TWO   Connecting Adolescents and Their Literature  

chapter 3      Teaching, Using, and Appreciating Young Adult Literature  

chapter 4      Protecting Intellectual Freedom  

PART THREE   Exploring Young Adult Literature  

chapter 5      Exploring Contemporary Realistic Fiction  

chapter 6      Exploring Adventure, Mystery, and Humor  

chapter 7      Exploring Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror  

chapter 8      Exploring Historical Fiction  

chapter 9      Exploring Biography  

chapter 10    Exploring Nonfiction/Information Books  

chapter 11    Exploring Poetry, Drama, and Short Stories  

chapter 12    Exploring Other Formats: Comics, Graphic (Comic-Format) Novels, Picture Books, and Magazines  


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