Comics to classics: a parent's guide to books for teens and preteens

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International Reading Association, 1988 - Reference - 121 pages
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Provides an annotated list of recommended books, explains how to get children interested in reading, and includes advice on selecting and buying books

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PART ONE Teens and Preteens
PART TWO Books for Teens and Preteens
Reading Aloud and Discussing Books 80

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Arthea J. S. Reed, has taught at the University of North Carolina at Ashville for seventeen years, serving as professor and chair of the Education Department at the liberal arts, public university; she is now Director of Education and Development at Northwestern Mutual Life in Ashville. She received her Ph.D. from Florida State University, her M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University, and her B.A. from Bethany College in West Virginia. She has taught in grades two through twelve in the public schools of Connecticut, Ohio, and West Virginia. She is author of Reaching Adolescents: The Young Adult Book and the School (Merrill, 1993), Comics to Classics: A Guide to Books for Teens and Preteens (Penguin, 1994), Presenting Harry Mazer (Twayne, 1996), and numerous monographs, book chapters, and articles. For six years, she was editor of The ALAN Review, a highly-regarded journal in the field of young adult literature. She has been coeditor of the Penguin/Signet Classic teachers guide series since 1988, editing or writing guides to over thirty classic books and CD-ROMs. She was the chair of the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Young Writers program from 1990-1995 and was codirector of the Mountain Area Writing Project, a site of the national Writing Project, for eight years. In 1996 she served as president of ALAN. She has served on numerous local, state, and national education committees and in 1985 was named the Ruth and Leon Feldman Professor by the UNCA faculty for her service to education. In 1999 she wrote Norma Fox-Mazer: A Writer's Writer (Scarecrow).

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