Literature for Today's Young Adults

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Longman, 2001 - Education - 491 pages
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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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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

While a bit lengthy in some areas, the information was genuinely pretty helpful. I enjoyed the lists of authors and suggested books. I do not have time to read everything that is out there for teens, so this was a nice way to educate myself in some areas that were totally unknown to me Read full review

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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


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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.

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