Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation

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Allyn & Bacon, Mar 6, 2009 - Education - 377 pages
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This innovative text includes the most current readings that will help teachers provide a rich educational experience for adolescents throughout the middle and secondary curriculum--while nourishing their love of reading. This is not an encyclopedic reference book of the past--but rather a cutting edge resource for teachers who want to connect with their techno-savvy 21st century students and in turn connect them to the literature of today. Using themes of exploration and connecting to literature--the authors emphasize actual reading of books, rather than reading about them. The authors also encourage using the Internet to expand our knowledge and interest of literature. Finally, the text contains the most current materials that will get adolescents reading–horror, humor, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels and comic books.

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This is a pretty good Young Adult textbook for librarians, especially if it is a YA Librarian. Clearly covers each Genre, settings for the youth environment and more. Read full review

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Can't write a real review until I've taught my first course with it beginning Monday, but I have high expectations for its use and reception. Read full review

Contents

PART ONE DEFINING ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR LITERATURE
1
Understanding Young Adult Literature
3
CHAPTER
15
Evaluating and Selecting Young Adult Literature
22
Relying on Your Own Judgment to Evaluate Young Adult Literature
29
Considerations for Evaluating Young Adult LiteratureStyle and Tone
35
Gender Perspectives in Young Adult Literature
44
Connecting Adolescents
52
Exploring Historical Fiction
212
Expanding Your Knowledge with the Internet
225
Collaborating with Other Professionals 83
232
Exploring Biography
240
Exploring Nonfictionlnformation Books
266
Considerations for Selecting Young Adult LiteratureNonfiction Series
279
Exploring Poetry Drama and Short Stories
292
Considerations for Selecting Young Adult LiteratureDrama
304

PART TWO CONNECTING ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR LITERATURE
54
Literature for the Reluctant Reader
77
Protecting Intellectual Freedom
86
Censorship Through the Ages
97
Supporting Intellectual Freedom when Materials are Challenged
109
PART THREE EXPLORING YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
120
Exploring Adventure Mystery and Humor
152
CHAPTER Exploring Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror
184
CHAPTER
185
Connecting Adolescents and Their Literature 114
310
Comics Graphic ComicFormat Novels Picture Books and Magazines
320
Connecting Adolescents and Their Literature 121
326
Expanding Your Knowledge with the Internet
334
Considerations for Selecting Young Adult LiteraturePicture Books
340
Index
350
Index
351
Copyright

About the author (2009)

A former school library media specialist and public librarian, Dr. Katherine Bucher has written several books including Teaching in the Middle School (2009), Classroom Management; Models Applications and Cases (2007), and Books about the Middle East (2008), as well as 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 is an assistant 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 Draper: Embracing Literacy (2009), and co-author (with Gail K. Dickinson) of Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools (2007).

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