Literature for Today's Young Adults, MyLabSchool Edition

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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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

Most chapters conclude with Notes and Titles Mentioned in the Text of Chapter
Specialized Contents
Understanding Young Adults and Books
Young Adults and Their Reading
What Is Young Adult Literature
A Brief Unsettled Heritage
Today's Authors
Characteristics of the Best Young Adult Literature
Stages of Literary Appreciation
Questions about Gender and Literacy
A Brief History of Adolescent Literature
1800-1900: A Century of Purity with a Few Passions
A Sampling of Books Appreciated by Young Adults 1864-1965
1900-1940: From the Safety of Romance to the Beginning of Realism
1940-1966: From Certainty to Uncertainty
Pop Culture, YA Lit, Big Business, and Archetypal Images
YA Lit as Big Business
A Survey of Students' Relationships to Popular Media
Archetypes in Literature and the Pop Culture
Modern Young Adult Reading
Contemporary Realistic Fiction: From Tragedies to Romances
The Modern Problem Novel
What Are the Problems
More Optimistic Novels
Wish-Fulfilling Stories
Poetry, Drama, and Humor
A New Day for Poetry
Making Drama a Class Act
Humor Matters
Adventure, Sports, Mysteries, and the Supernatural
Adventure Stories
Sports and the Game of Life
Stories of the Supernatural
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Utopias, and Dystopias
What Is Fantasy?
Other Kinds of Fantasy
What Is Science Fiction?
Types of Science Fiction
Utopias and Dystopias
History and History Makers: Of People and Places
Historical Fiction
Books About War
Literature of the Holocaust
Books About Vietnam
Nonfiction: Information
Literary Nonfiction
Biographies and Self-Help Books
Information Books
Narrative or Storytelling in Nonfiction
Memoirs and Personal Experiences
Nonfiction to Help Teenagers Learn
Who They Are and Where They Fit
Outstanding Authors of Nonfiction for Young Adults
Adults And The Literature Of Young Adults
Evaluating, Promoting, and Using Young Adult Books
Evaluating Young Adult Literature
Deciding on the Literary Canon
Teaching Ethnic Literature
Using Young Adult Literature in the Library
Using Young Adult Books in the Reading Classroom
Using Young Adult Books in the Social Studies Class
Parents and Young Adult Literature
Clarifying Human Relations and Values
Literature in the English Class: Short Stories
Creative Writing
Film, and Thematic Units
Principles of Teaching English
Using Young Adult Literature in English Classes
Using Short Stories in English Class
Using Novels in English Class
Using Young Adult Literature in Creative Writing
Teaching Film in the English Class
Using Thematic Units in the English Class
Censorship: Of Worrying and Wondering
A Sampling of Early Attitudes Toward Censorship
The State of Classroom and Library Censorship Today
Some Assumptions about Censorship and Censors
Attacks on Materials
Some Court Decisions Worth Knowing
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