Literature for today's young adults

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Longman, 2001 - Education - 491 pages
17 Reviews
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.

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Review: Literature for Today's Young Adults

User Review  - Bonny Jean Miller - Goodreads

The lists are extremely useful (different types of books for the classroom... with authors and titles), but the information is kind of repetitive... Read full review

Review: Literature for Today's Young Adults

User Review  - Tracy - Goodreads

Outdated in a big way. Also authors' tone was annoying, for some reason. Anyway, pretty comprehensive resource, if you get one that's current. Read full review

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Contents

Tables and Charts
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Chapter
43
Chapter Three
78
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

ALLEEN PACE NILSEN is Professor of English and Director of English Education at Arizona State University in Tempe. She is founding editor of the ALAN Review (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE) and co-author of the leading textbook on young adult literature, Literature for Today's Young Adults, 7ed. She has written numerous articles about books for teenaged readers for such publications as English Journal, School Library Journal, and the Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literature (JAAL) of the International Reading Society.